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9/28/2020KarenAdamsConstitutionMichigan State Board of Education (at-large seat)StateMichigan2020NewActive7/25/2020Won_unknown11/3/2020NoThe Michigan affiliate of the national Constitution Party goes by the name the U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan. The Constitution Party's former name was the U.S. Taxpayers Party. Adams will be on the general election ballot for the State of Michigan's Board of Education.Adams is a Constitution Party candidate. The Constitution Party is an antigovernment extremist organization listed by SPLC. Constitution PartyAntigovernmentGeneral PatriotMemberAdams is a Constitution Party candidate. The Constitution Party is an antigovernment extremist organization listed by SPLC. https://archive.vn/NNxA7https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2013/09/16/longtime-racist-joins-constitution-party%E2%80%99s-executive-committeehttps://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2003/constitution-party-hopes-take-politics-extreme-2004
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9/28/2020AnthonyAgueroConservative Anthony, Pedro Antonio Aguero Jr.RepublicanU.S. House Texas District 16FederalEl PasoEl PasoTexas2020NewInactive3/3/2020LostN/Ahttps://aguerofortexas.us/; https://www.facebook.com/AgueroForTexas/; https://twitter.com/AgueroForTexas; https://www.facebook.com/anthony.aguero.7796NoAguero was a Republican candidate for U.S. House in Texas' District 16 but lost in the primary election in March 2020.Aguero co-leads the antigovernment group Border Network News where he "reports" and publishes, in both English and Spanish, on immigrants crossing the border. He was a former spokesperson for the border vigilante militia, United Constitutional Patriots, and has spent time "tracking" immigrants on the southern border. Aguero also appears to be a member of Latinos for Trump.Border Network News AntigovernmentGeneral PatriotLeaderAguero is the co-leader of the group Border Network News, an online platform that claims to focus on border-related stories and publishes in both English and Spanish. Aguero appears to chase, track down, and harass immigrants in some of his videos.https://theintercept.com/2019/05/18/border-militia-texas-mexico-guardian-patriots/https://archive.is/ES6aIhttps://archive.is/ypXRBhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/02/27/jim-benvie-former-militia-spokesman-violated-conditions-bondUnited Constitutional PatriotsAntigovernmentMilitiaFormerAguero gave an interview to Spanish news network Univision in April, identifying himself as a spokesman for the group, and appears to have worked with the group and it's leader, Jim Benvie, both before and after Benvie's arrest.https://www.univision.com/shows/noticiero-univision/asi-es-el-campamento-de-la-milicia-que-patrulla-la-frontera-de-nuevo-mexico-detiene-a-migrantes-contra-su-voluntad-y-lo-transmite-en-redes-sociales-videohttps://theintercept.com/2019/05/18/border-militia-texas-mexico-guardian-patriots/https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/targeting-el-paso/ (time stamp: 21:05)https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/targeting-el-paso/https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/group/united-constitutional-patriotshttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/02/27/jim-benvie-former-militia-spokesman-violated-conditions-bond
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9/28/2020DarrenAquinoRepublicanU.S. House Florida District 19FederalNaplesCollierFlorida2020NewInactive8/18/2020LostN/Ahttps://aquino4congress.com/; https://www.facebook.com/aquino4congresss/; https://www.twitter.com/aquino4congressNoAquino ran for U.S. House in Florida's 19th District but lost in the primary in August 2020.Aquino has tweeted the known QAnon slogan and hashtag #WWG1WGA on his campaign page.QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistTransactionalAquino has tweeted the known QAnon slogan and hashtag #WWG1WGA on his campaign page.https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://archive.is/AHgTWhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020PhilArlinghausRepublicanU.S. House Tennessee District 1FederalSeymourTennessee2020NewInactive8/6/2020LostN/Ahttps://www.phil4house.com/; https://www.facebook.com/phil4house/; https://www.twitter.com/phil4houseNoArlinghaus ran as a Republican candidate for a U.S. House seat in Tennessee's 1st District, for which he lost the August 2020 primary.Arlinghaus has repeatedly used QAnon slogans on his campaign Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts.QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistTransactionalArlinghaus has repeatedly used QAnon slogans on his campaign Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts.https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://archive.is/EseWjhttps://archive.is/MNw1Rhttps://archive.is/jJuv4https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020JoeArpaioRepublicanMaricopa County Sheriff CountyMaricopaArizona 2020NewInactive8/4/2020LostN/Ahttps://www.facebook.com/sheriffjoearpaio/; https://www.arpaioforsheriff.com/; https://www.sheriffjoeforamerica.com/NoArpaio lost in the primary election for Maricopa County Sheriff in August 2020. Arpaio formerly was the Maricopa County Sheriff in Arizona. He first was elected in 1992 and retained that position until he lost re-election in the general election for Maricopa County Sheriff on November 8, 2016. In 2018, Arpaio ran for U.S. Senate in Arizona as a Republican candidate but lost the primary on August 28, 2018. Arpaio was in the U.S. Army, serving from 1950 to 1953. He has served as a police officer in Washington, D.C., and Las Vegas. He was a federal narcotics agent and was the head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for Arizona. Arpaio hsa been found guilty of both civil and criminal contempt of court charges for disregarding a 2011 court order to stop detaining people without having reasonable suspicion that they committed a crime. The criminal contempt of court charge was pardoned by President Donald Trump in 2017.Arpaio is a former sheriff associated with the antigovernment extremist group the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA). The CSPOA believes that a sheriff's authority supersedes local and federal law. Arpaio was the recipient of a CSPOA Lifetime Achievement Award. Arpaio was also instrumental in racially profiling the citizens of Maricopa County, Arizona where he was sheriff.Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers AssociationAntigovernmentConstitutional SheriffFormerArpaio helped found and was previously active with the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association. He won CSPOA's Lifetime Achievement Award. Arpaio also was a champion of the so-called "birther" movement, which falsely alleged that President Obama's birth certificate, and therefore citizenship status, was not legitimate.https://archive.is/kBZnMhttps://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/trumps-favorite-sheriffs-part-of-a-growing-anti-government-extremist-movement-205420/https://archive.vn/UvShAhttps://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2012/sheriff-arpaio-seeks-attention-dislikes-what-he-getshttps://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2012/arpaio-%E2%80%98investigates%E2%80%99-obama%E2%80%99s-citizenship-and-results-surprise-no-onehttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2017/09/20/arpaio-claims-he-was-target-because-%E2%80%98birther%E2%80%99-involvementhttps://www.splcenter.org/news/2016/08/03/intelligence-report-constitutional-sheriffs-movement-spreads-promotes-defiance-federal-laws
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9/28/2020Shiva AyyaduraiRepublicanU.S. Senate MassachusettsFederalCambridgeMiddlesexMassachusetts2020NewActive9/1/2020Lost11/3/2020https://shiva4senate.com/; https://www.facebook.com/va.shiva.ayyadurai; https://www.twitter.com/va_shivaNoAyyadurai ran as a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts but lost in the primary in September 2020. However, according to his post on his Twitter account, he is running as a write-in candidate in November's general election (https://archive.is/nradL). In 2018, Ayyadurai ran as an independent candidate for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts but lost the general election.Ayyadurai appears to have posted QAnon content on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts. Captured in a Youtube video, Ayyadurai also did an interview with known QAnon advocate John Mappin of Camelot TV Network.QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistTransactionalAyyadurai appears to have posted QAnon content on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts. Captured in a Youtube video, Ayyadurai also did an interview with known QAnon advocate John Mappin of Camelot TV Network.https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://archive.vn/BWtihhttps://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/massachusetts-senate-candidate-shiva-ayyadurai-spreads-qanon-conspiracy-theory/https://archive.is/02LMxhttps://archive.is/nradLhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020JoshBarnettRepublicanU.S. House Arizona District 7FederalPhoenixMaricopaArizona 2020NewActive8/4/2020Won_unopposed11/3/2020https://www.barnettforaz.com/; https://www.facebook.com/BarnettforAZ/; https://www.twitter.com/barnettforazNoBarnett is a Republican candidate for U.S. House in Arizona District 7. He won the Republican primary in August 2020 and will appear on the general election ballot in November.Barnett has shared QAnon hashtags via his campaign Instagram and Facebook pages. In mid-August, however, Barnett tweeted, "I don't believe Q is a real thing."QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistTransactionalBarnett has shared QAnon hashtags via his campaign Instagram and Facebook pages. In mid-August, however, Barnett tweeted, "I don't believe Q is a real thing."https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://www.instagram.com/p/B9fxvGzgoVG/https://archive.is/yZzBShttps://archive.is/2ESRkhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020Mykel LynnBarthelemyRepublicanU.S. House Georgia District 6FederalSandy SpringsFultonGeorgia2020NewInactive6/9/2020LostN/Ahttps://barthelemyforcongress.com/; https://www.facebook.com/barthelemyforcongress/; https://www.twitter.com/mykelbarthelemyNoBarthelemy ran as a Republican candidate for U.S. House in Georgia's 6th District but lost in the June 2020 primary.Barthelemy has used what appears to be her personal Facebook and Twitter accounts to post and share QAnon messages and hashtags.QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistTransactionalBarthelemy has used what appears to be her personal Facebook and Twitter accounts to post and share QAnon messages and hashtags.https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://www.mediamatters.org/media/3855806https://www.mediamatters.org/media/3855786https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020KarenBedonieRepublicanU.S. House New Mexico District 3FederalMexican SpringsMcKinleyNew Mexico2020NewInactive6/2/2020LostN/Ahttps://www.karenbedonie.com/; https://www.facebook.com/KarenBedonieForCongress/; https://www.twitter.com/karen_bedonieNoBedonie ran as a Republican candidate for U.S. House in New Mexico's 3rd District but lost in the June 2020 primary.Bedonie has engaged with QAnon hashtags, its slogan and slang, and related content on what looks like her peronsal Twitter account.QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistTransactionalBedonie has engaged with QAnon hashtags, its slogan and slang, and related content on what looks like her peronsal Twitter account.https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://archive.is/ST8j3https://archive.is/UzKkZhttps://archive.is/L9XSchttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020DanBelcherRepublicanU.S. House Oklahoma District 5FederalOklahoma CityOklahoma2020NewInactive6/30/2020N/AN/Ahttps://www.facebook.com/danthemanforstatesenatedistrict24/; https://www.twitter.com/danthemancongr1; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VNP6G_wNgINoBelcher was a Republican candidate for U.S. House in Oklahoma's 5th District. He exited the 2020 election ahead of the June primary. In 2018, Belcher ran for election to the Oklahoma State Senate District 24 as a Repulican candidate but lost in that primary.Belcher has repeatedly included QAnon hashtags in tweets from his campaign Twitter account. On the same campaign Twitter account, a video of Belcher was posted with the hashtag #WWG1WGA, and at the end of the video, Belcher himself states, "where we go one, we go all."QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistIdeologicalBelcher has repeatedly included QAnon hashtags in tweets from his campaign Twitter account. On the same campaign Twitter account, a video of Belcher was posted with the hashtag #WWG1WGA, and at the end of the video, Belcher himself states, "where we go one, we go all."https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://archive.is/wj1XYhttps://archive.is/W1MQ7https://archive.is/biytnhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020JaromeBellRepublicanU.S. House Virginia District 2FederalVirginia BeachVirginia2020NewInactive6/23/2020LostN/Ahttps://jaromebellforcongress.com/NoBell ran as a Republican Party candidate to represent Virginia's 2nd Congressional District but lost in the June 2020 primary. Bell was in the U.S. Navy, serving from 1985-2012.Bell was endorsed by the anti-immigrant hate group, Americans for Legal Immgration PAC (ALIPAC). He shared this endorsement on his campaign website. Americans for Legal Immigration PACHateAnti-ImmigrantTransactionalBell was endorsed by the anti-immigrant hate group, Americans for Legal Immgration PAC (ALIPAC). He shared this endorsement on his campaign website. https://archive.vn/16G3fhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2012/01/27/nativist-leader-recasts-immigration-fight-religious-crusadehttps://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2008/profiles-20-nativist-leadershttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2011/08/23/nativist-leader-says-violence-may-be-needed-save-%E2%80%98white-america%E2%80%99
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9/28/2020JoyceBentleyRepublicanU.S. House Nevada District 1FederalNevada2020NewActive6/9/2020Won_opposed11/3/2020http://joycebentley.com/; https://www.facebook.com/joycebentley4congressdidtrict1nevada/; https://www.twitter.com/JoyceBentleyCD1NoBentley is a Republican candidate running for U.S. House in Nevada's 1st District. She won the Republican primary in June 2020 and will appear on the general election ballot in November. In 2018, Bentley ran for the same position but lost in the general election.Bentley posted a link to a YouTube video promoting QAnon on her campaign Twitter account. In the tweet, which has since been deleted, Bentley tweeted “Q - We Are The Plan,” the name of the video.QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistTransactionalBentley posted a link to a YouTube video promoting QAnon on her campaign Twitter account. In the tweet, which has since been deleted, Bentley tweeted “Q - We Are The Plan,” the name of the video.https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://archive.is/eRKnrhttps://web.archive.org/web/20181030173450/https:/twitter.com/JoyceBentleyCD1/status/1052706273517428736https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020DionBergeronRepublicanIndiana House District 9StateMichigan CityLaPorteIndiana2020NewActiveN/A11/3/2020https://dionbergeron.com/; https://www.twitter.com/DionForCongress; https://www.facebook.com/DionForIndiana/NoBergeron is a Republican Party candidate running for Indiana State House District 9. Bergeron also ran for U.S. House for Indiana District 1 but lost in the primary in June 2020. Bergeron is a former correctional officer.Dion Bergeron, a former congressional candidate, was selected by the Porter County Republican Party by caucus to run for the seat and thus will be on the ballot in November’s general election. During his congressional campaign in March, Bergeron responded to an endorsement from a QAnon super PAC by posting on his campaign Twitter account, “I’m honored and humbled by your official approval.” He also has tweeted the QAnon hashtag and the QAnon slogan -- “#wwg1wga” (short for “where we go one, we go all”). Bergeron also posted a picture of what appears to be his car, with his campaign website. The license plate of the car says "THANQ" and the post is accompanied by QAnon hashtags.QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistIdeologicalDion Bergeron, a former congressional candidate, was selected by the Porter County Republican Party by caucus to run for the seat and thus will be on the ballot in November’s general election. During his congressional campaign in March, Bergeron responded to an endorsement from a QAnon super PAC by posting on his campaign Twitter account, “I’m honored and humbled by your official approval.” He also has tweeted the QAnon hashtag and the QAnon slogan -- “#wwg1wga” (short for “where we go one, we go all”). Bergeron also posted a picture of what appears to be his car, with his campaign website. The license plate of the car says "THANQ" and the post is accompanied by QAnon hashtags.https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://archive.vn/HugTchttps://www.mediamatters.org/media/3858666https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020DionBergeronRepublicanU.S. House Indiana District 1FederalMichigan CityLaPorteIndiana2020NewInactive6/2/2020LostN/Ahttps://dionbergeron.com/; https://www.twitter.com/DionForCongress; https://www.facebook.com/DionForIndiana/NoBergeron ran for U.S. House for Indiana District 1 but lost in the primary in June 2020. Bergeron also is a Republican Party candidate running for Indiana State House District 9. Bergeron is a former correctional officer.Dion Bergeron, a former congressional candidate, was selected by the Porter County Republican Party by caucus to run for the seat and thus will be on the ballot in November’s general election. During his congressional campaign in March, Bergeron responded to an endorsement from a QAnon super PAC by posting on his campaign Twitter account, “I’m honored and humbled by your official approval.” He also has tweeted the QAnon hashtag and the QAnon slogan -- “#wwg1wga” (short for “where we go one, we go all”). Bergeron also posted a picture of what appears to be his car, with his campaign website. The license plate of the car says "THANQ" and the post is accompanied by QAnon hashtags.QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistIdeologicalDion Bergeron, a former congressional candidate, was selected by the Porter County Republican Party by caucus to run for the seat and thus will be on the ballot in November’s general election. During his congressional campaign in March, Bergeron responded to an endorsement from a QAnon super PAC by posting on his campaign Twitter account, “I’m honored and humbled by your official approval.” He also has tweeted the QAnon hashtag and the QAnon slogan -- “#wwg1wga” (short for “where we go one, we go all”). Bergeron also posted a picture of what appears to be his car, with his campaign website. The license plate of the car says "THANQ" and the post is accompanied by QAnon hashtags.https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://archive.vn/HugTchttps://www.mediamatters.org/media/3858666https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020DonBlankenshipConstitutionU.S. PresidentFederalWilliamsonWest Virginia2020NewActive5/2/2020Won_opposed11/3/2020https://www.donblankenship.com/; https://www.facebook.com/DonLBlankenship/; https://twitter.com/DonBlankenshipNoBlankenship was nominated as the Constitution Party's 2020 Presidential candidate and will appear on the general election ballot in November. In 2018, Blankenship ran for U.S. Senate in West Virginia as a Republican Party candidate. Blankenship served one year in prison for conspiring to ignore federal safety standards while he was chief executive of Massey Energy Co. This lack of compliance led to the death of 29 miners in April of 2010.Blankenship is the presidential nominee for the Constitution Party, an antigovernment extremist organization listed by SPLC. Constitution PartyAntigovernmentGeneral PatriotMemberBlankenship is the presidential nominee for the Constitution Party, an antigovernment extremist organization listed by SPLC. https://archive.vn/07aUphttps://archive.is/x6lwMhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2013/09/16/longtime-racist-joins-constitution-party%E2%80%99s-executive-committeehttps://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2003/constitution-party-hopes-take-politics-extreme-2004
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9/28/2020DavidBlomstromOtherWashington GovernorStateSeattleKingWashington2020NewInactive8/4/2020LostN/Ahttp://www.governor5.com/; https://www.facebook.com/David-Blomstrom-920615667973615/NoBlomstrom was a Fifth Republic Party candidate running for governor in the state of Washington. He lost in the August 2020 primary.Fliers and website ads for Blomstrom's campaign appear to attribute the Coronavirus to Jewish people. On one of Blomstrom's websites, he "honors" Adolf Hitler and claims he is "a courageous visionary and patriot who probably did more for Germany than any pResident [sic] ever did for the U.S."AntisemiticHateGeneral HateIdeologicalFliers and website ads for Blomstrom's campaign appear to attribute the Coronavirus to Jewish people. On one of Blomstrom's websites, he "honors" Adolf Hitler and claims he is "a courageous visionary and patriot who probably did more for Germany than any pResident [sic] ever did for the U.S."PDF of an antisemitic flier for Blomstrom's campaignhttps://www.haaretz.com/world-news/americas/washington-governor-candidate-jewarchy-behind-holohoax-1.5419819https://archive.is/rUc80https://archive.vn/CL17V#selection-701.38-701.147
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9/28/2020MichaelBluemling Jr.RepublicanU.S. House Florida District 21FederalDelray BeachFlorida2020NewInactive8/18/2020N/AN/Ahttps://bluemling2020.com/NoBluemling was a U.S. Congressional hopeful running to represent Florida’s 21st District but exited the race before the August primary.Bluemling has tweeted known QAnon-associated hashtags on his campaign Twitter account and also appears to have acknowlegded the Pizzagate conspiracy theory, which is closely tied to QAnon.QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistTransactionalBluemling has tweeted known QAnon-associated hashtags on his campaign Twitter account and also appears to have acknowlegded the Pizzagate conspiracy theory, which is closely tied to QAnon.https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://www.thedailybeast.com/right-richter-laura-loomer-is-about-to-get-a-little-closer-to-congresshttps://archive.is/0JX30https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020LaurenBoebertRepublicanU.S. House Colorado District 3FederalRifleGarfieldColorado2020NewActive6/30/2020Won_opposed11/3/2020https://laurenforcolorado.com/; https://www.facebook.com/laurenboebert; https://twitter.com/laurenboebertNoBoebert, a Republican Party candidate, will be on the general election ballot for U.S. House Colorado District 3 come November 2020; she sucessfully won her primary in June. American Patriots Three Percent, an antigovernemnt extremist group, provided security at an event organized by Boebert, and she posed for a picture with the group. Boebert also has engaged with QAnon outlets and made statements that appear to be supportive of QAnon but more recently has stated that she doesn't follow QAnon.American Patriots Three PercentAntigovernmentGeneral PatriotTransactionalAmerican Patriots Three Percent provided security at a rally Boebert helped organize in December 2019. She also posed for a picture with the group.https://coloradotimesrecorder.com/2019/12/colorado-legislators-joined-extremist-groups-for-a-we-will-not-comply-rally-against-red-flag-law/20021/https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/10/03/militia-movement-rhetoric-elevated-national-levelQAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistTransactionalAccording to an article published by Media Matters, Boebert has engaged with QAnon outlets, including the online show Steel Truth, hosted by QAnon supporter Ann Vandersteel and the QAnon Youtube channel, Patriots' Soapbox. During Vandersteel's show, Boebert was asked if she knew about “the Q movement,” to which she said she was “very familiar with it” and hoped that QAnon “is real because it only means America is getting stronger and better.” She also said that from what she knows, QAnon “is only motivating and encouraging and bringing people together, stronger, and if this is real, then it can be really great for our country.” Boebert seems to also have a YouTube account with subscriptions to several QAnon channels. Yet, most recently Boebert has stated, “I don’t follow QAnon” and that “QAnon is a lot of things to different people.”https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://archive.is/NWKB8https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/media/the-qanon-problem-facing-local-journalism-this-election-season/2020/09/03/5ec2ee9e-e340-11ea-8181-606e603bb1c4_story.htmlhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020MichaelBoggusRepublicanU.S. House Georgia District 9FederalCommerceJacksonGeorgia2020NewInactive6/9/2020LostN/Ahttps://boggusforcongress.com/; https://www.facebook.com/Michael-Boggus-for-Congress-ga-district-9-112353640236284/; https://www.twitter.com/michael_boggus; https://www.facebook.com/groups/540182513262028/; https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100044165868094NoBoggus, a Republican Party candidate, ran for U.S. House in Georgia's 9th District but lost in the June 2020 primary.Boggus has attended events, interacted with and claims to stand with Chester Doles, founder of American Patriots USA. On a video he posted to his Facebook page on June 17 2020, Boggus stated he was the state director of American Patriots USA. Boggus also is a former member of Three Percent Security Force, an extremist antigovernment militia group and has other ties to and associations with the antigovernment movement.American Patriots USAHateWhite NationalistLeaderBoggus has attended events, interacted with, and claims to stand with Chester Doles, founder of American Patriots USA, which is a white nationalist group listed by SPLC.https://www.ajc.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/georgia-candidates-embrace-group-with-extremist-ties/LtUVaLX44kEFMvK7ECIOdP/https://medium.com/militiawatch/militias-march-on-richmond-post-mortem-01-a-new-year-of-militia-activity-cold-feet-and-the-b85164f28178Video of Boggus claiming to be the state director of the American Patriots USA and encouraging others to joinhttps://archive.is/96w4zhttps://archive.is/s5RV7Three Percent Security ForceAntigovernmentMilitiaFormerBoggus was part of the Three Percent Security Force, an antigovernment militia group, before the group had a split.https://medium.com/militiawatch/militias-march-on-richmond-post-mortem-01-a-new-year-of-militia-activity-cold-feet-and-the-b85164f28178https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/09/06/three-percent-security-forces-split-highlights-plague-infightingBoggus also appears to have associated with Sidney Horton, a far-right Youtuber and social media poster. Boggus also used to have relationships with members of "Declaration of Restoration" (believed to now be dissolved), including Mike Rage, Gary Sigler, and Tammy Lee.
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9/28/2020ArticiaBomerConstitutionU.S. House Michigan District 13FederalDetroitMichigan2020NewActiveN/A11/3/2020NoThe Michigan affiliate of the national Constitution Party goes by the name the U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan. The Constitution Party's former name was the U.S. Taxpayers Party. Bomer was disqualified from the August 2020 Republican Party primary and is now running as a U.S. Taxpayers Party candidate in the general election on November 3, 2020. In 2018, Bomer ran a write-in campaign for the Republican primary in Michigan House of Representatives District 10, but lost.Bomer is running as a member of the U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan, which is the name of the Constitution Party in the state of Miichigan. The Constitution Party is an antigovernment extremist organization listed by SPLC. Constitution PartyAntigovernmentGeneral PatriotMemberBomer is running as a member of the U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan, which is the name of the Constitution Party in the state of Miichigan. The Constitution Party is an antigovernment extremist organization listed by SPLC. https://archive.vn/NNxA7https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2013/09/16/longtime-racist-joins-constitution-party%E2%80%99s-executive-committeehttps://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2003/constitution-party-hopes-take-politics-extreme-2004
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9/28/2020JudyBoyleRepublicanIdaho House District 9BStateIdaho2020IncumbentActive6/2/2020Won_unopposed11/3/2020https://legislature.idaho.gov/legislators/membership/2020/id745; http://www.facebook.com/pages/Judy-Boyle/286888317967; https://www.twitter.com/judyboyleidahoYes, Idaho House District 9BBoyle is currently runnning for re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives (District 9B) and won her primary race unopposed. Boyle first was elected in 2008, and her term ends in December, 2020.According to a poster on Facebook, Boyle was scheduled to speak at an August 1, 2020 event called “Freedom is the Cure” where Eric Parker (leader of the Real Three Percenters) also was a planned speaker and his group provided security. Other lined-up speakers included Jeannette Finicum (wife of antigovernment martyr LaVoy Finicum), members of the Real Three Percenters Idaho and Caleb Collier (John Birch Society), who apparently helped organize the event. Boyle has a longstanding friendship with ally Matt Shea and she was present at the 2016 Occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, where she reportedly met with occupiers. A report of the "Freedom is the Cure" event described it as "centered on a general idea: mainstream media and government are conspiring to take away individual freedoms and undermine the founding principles of the United States."Malheur Occupation/Ammon BundyAntigovernmentGeneral PatriotIdeologicalBoyle was present at the 2016 Occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, where she reportedly met with occupiers, including Ammon Bundy.https://magicvalley.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/republican-leaders-in-idaho-have-ties-to-a-rising-militia-extremist-movement/article_c1bd530f-3c02-532d-9718-eee71ef7b9d4.html ; https://archive.is/gbczp ; https://archive.vn/NxaOg ; https://magicvalley.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/freedom-rally-in-twin-falls-decries-moderate-republicans-public-education-masks-and-the-media/article_072707dc-f79b-5bfc-a75a-ee52bb216de2.html https://archive.is/eZLX3https://www.spokesman.com/blogs/boise/2016/feb/11/two-idaho-lawmakers-scene-burns-standoff-ends-surrenders/https://archive.is/vPcWkhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/09/25/ammon-bundy-launches-new-antigovernment-organization-takes-coronavirus-restrictionshttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2016/01/04/bundy-sons-lead-antigovernment-extremists-militia-takeover-federal-wildlife-headquartershttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2016/10/27/antigovernment-leaders-behind-malheur-national-wildlife-refuge-occupation-acquittedThe Real Three PercentersAntigovernmentGeneral PatriotIdeologicalAccording to an event flier posted on Twitter and Facebook, Boyle was scheduled to speak at an August 2020 event, "Freedom is the Cure," where Eric Parker (Real Three Percenters) also planned to speak and his group supposedly provided security.https://magicvalley.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/republican-leaders-in-idaho-have-ties-to-a-rising-militia-extremist-movement/article_c1bd530f-3c02-532d-9718-eee71ef7b9d4.htmlhttps://archive.is/eZLX3https://archive.is/vPcWkhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/10/15/antigovernment-anti-media-views-voiced-montana-conferenceJohn Birch SocietyAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistIdeologicalAccording to an event flier, Boyle was a featured speaker at the "Freedom is the Cure" event where Caleb Collier (John Birch Society) also was scheduled to speak. The August 2020 event reportedly was organized by John Birch Society.https://magicvalley.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/freedom-rally-in-twin-falls-decries-moderate-republicans-public-education-masks-and-the-media/article_072707dc-f79b-5bfc-a75a-ee52bb216de2.htmlhttps://archive.is/vPcWkhttps://www.boisestatepublicradio.org/post/low-turnout-covid-19-skeptic-rally-headlined-idaho-lieutenant-governor#stream/0https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2013/bringing-back-birch
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9/28/2020JeremyBrownRepublicanU.S. House Florida District 14FederalTampaFlorida2020NewInactive8/18/2020N/AN/Ahttps://brownforcongress2020.com/; https://www.facebook.com/JeremyBrownForCongress/NoBrown ran as a Republican candidate for U.S. House in Florida's 14th District. Brown ended his campaign before the August 2020 primary. Brown was in the U.S. Army, serving from 1992 to 2012.Brown has used QAnon hashtags and slogans on several occasions and included #WWG1WGA in his campaign Twitter profile. On this twitter account, he tweeted the following: “Since concluding my research into #QAnon & #TheGreatAwakening, last week I announced I too am a part of #WWG1WGA,” seeming to suggest he is a follower of QAnon.QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistIdeologicalBrown has used QAnon hashtags and slogans on several occasions and included #WWG1WGA in his campaign Twitter profile. On this twitter account, he tweeted the following: “Since concluding my research into #QAnon & #TheGreatAwakening, last week I announced I too am a part of #WWG1WGA,” seeming to suggest he is a follower of QAnon.https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://archive.is/lZHqfhttps://archive.is/KhDKyhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020BillBruchRepublicanWashington House District 10 Position 2StateWashington2020NewActive8/4/2020Won_opposed11/3/2020https://billbruchforhouse.com/; https://www.facebook.com/BillBruchForHouseLD10/NoBruch currently is running as a Republican candidate for the Washington State House District 10 Position 2. Bruch won the August 2020 primary and will be on the general election ballot in November.Bruch reportedly was one of the planned speakers on the agenda at a March 2020 event "Tim4Gov Meet-and-Greet" (referring to Tim Eyman) organized by Erik Rohde, a self-described member of the Washington State Three Percent. Bruch also was invited to speak at another of Erik Rohde's events in July 2020 called the "Whidbey Independence 2020" event on Facebook.Three Percent of WashingtonAntigovernmentMilitiaTransactionalBruch reportedly was one of the planned speakers on the agenda at a March 2020 event "Tim4Gov Meet-and-Greet" (referring to Tim Eyman) organized by Erik Rohde, a self-described member of the Washington State Three Percent. Bruch also was invited to speak at another of Eirk Rohde's events in July 2020 for the "Whidbey Independence 2020" event.https://www.southwhidbeyrecord.com/news/bellingham-police-investigating-claim-oak-harbor-developer-assaulted-democratic-videographer/https://archive.is/YeKCbhttps://www.thestranger.com/slog/2020/07/15/44081331/democratic-tracker-treated-for-concussion-after-allegedly-getting-jumped-at-republican-event
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9/28/2020GeorgeBuckRepublicanU.S. House Florida District 13FederalSt. PetersburgFlorida2020NewInactive8/18/2020LostN/Ahttps://georgebuckjr.com/NoBuck ran for U.S. Congress in Florida's 13th District, but lost in the August 2020 Republican primary. In 2018, Buck ran for the same position but was defeated in the general election.Buck was endorsed by Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC), an anti-immigrant hate group. Buck accepted and promoted ALIPAC's endorsement on his campaign Twitter account. Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC)HateAnti-ImmigrantTransactionalBuck was endorsed by Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC), an anti-immigrant hate group. Buck accepted and promoted ALIPAC's endorsement on his campaign Twitter account. https://archive.vn/cRfi2https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2012/01/27/nativist-leader-recasts-immigration-fight-religious-crusadehttps://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2008/profiles-20-nativist-leadershttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2011/08/23/nativist-leader-says-violence-may-be-needed-save-%E2%80%98white-america%E2%80%99
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9/28/2020KevinBusheyRepublicanMaine House District 151StateMaine2020NewActive7/14/2020Won_unopposed11/3/2020https://kevinbushey.com/; https://www.facebook.com/Kevin-Bushey-1617476011641829/; https://www.twitter.com/kbusheyNoBushey is running as a Republican candidate for Maine State House District 151. He won the Republican primary uncontested in July 2020 and will be on the general election ballot in November. Previously, in 2018, Bushey ran for Maine State House District 151 but lost in the general election.As reported by other outlets, Bushey appears to be a leader of the Omega Kingdom Ministry, which is tied to QAnon. On the posted Youtube videos for Omega Kingdom Ministry, Bushey appears to spend time analyzying and interpreting QAnon content. Bushey also reportedly has tweeted QAnon hashtags on a number of occasions.QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistMemberAs reported by other outlets, Bushey appears to be a leader of the Omega Kingdom Ministry, which is tied to QAnon. On the posted Youtube videos for Omega Kingdom Ministry, Bushey appears to spend time analyzying and interpreting QAnon content. Bushey also reportedly has tweeted QAnon hashtags on a number of occasions.https://archive.is/EQFKxhttps://www.dailydot.com/debug/qanon-church-omega-kingdom-ministries/https://theconversation.com/the-church-of-qanon-will-conspiracy-theories-form-the-basis-of-a-new-religious-movement-137859https://archive.is/EQFKxhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020JamieByersRepublicanU.S. House California District 4FederalRosevilleCalifornia2020NewInactive3/3/2020LostN/Ahttps://www.byersforcongress.com/; https://twitter.com/JamieByers; https://www.facebook.com/byersforcongressNoByers ran for the U.S. House in California's 4th District but lost in the primary in March 2020. However, Byers apparently is planning to run for U.S. Congress again in 2022. The homepage of Byers' campaign website bears the following annoouncement: "Jamie Byers for Congress, 1st District of California, 2022." Byers has worked as a state parole agent.According to screenshots captured by Media Matters but no longer available on Twitter, Byers appears to reply to a tweet made by President Trump and includes a known QAnon hashtag, #WWG1WGA. He also promoted his own campaign in that same reply.QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistTransactionalAccording to screenshots captured by Media Matters but no longer available on Twitter, Byers appears to reply to a tweet made by President Trump and includes a known QAnon hashtag, #WWG1WGA. He also promoted his own campaign in that same reply.https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://archive.is/DIA4bhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020MikeCargileRepublicanU.S. House California District 35FederalPomonaLos AngelesCalifornia2020NewActive3/3/2020Won_unopposed11/3/2020https://cargileforcongress.com/; https://www.facebook.com/CargileForCongress; https://www.twitter.com/CargileFor; https://ballotpedia.org/Mike_Cargile#Campaign_themesNoCargile is a Republican candidate running for U.S. House in California's 35th District. He was the highest performing Republican in the March 2020 primary and will be on the ballot in November. Cargile was in the U.S. Army.Cargile has included the known QAnon hashtag #WWG1WGA and #OathKeeper as part of his campaign Twitter profile and he seems to be a proud QAnon follower based on his tweets. In July 2020, days after Media Matters reported on Cargile's QAnon-related Facebook activity, the California Republican Party appeared to retract its endorsement of Cargile by removing the endorsement from its website. In response, Cargile's campaign released the following statement, "Left-leaning, Media Matters, searches out any deviation from the far-left ideology and 0characterizes [sic] its targets as 'bigots and racists."QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistIdeologicalCargile has included the known QAnon hashtag #WWG1WGA as part of his campaign Twitter profile and he seems to be a proud QAnon follower based on his tweets. In July 2020, days after Media Matters reported on Cargile's QAnon-related Facebook activity, the California Republican Party appeared to retract its endorsement of Cargile by removing its endorsement of Cargile's campaign from its website. In response, Cargile's campaign released the following statement, "Left-leaning, Media Matters, searches out any deviation from the far-left ideology and 0characterizes [sic] its targets as 'bigots and racists."https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://archive.is/iAobdhttps://archive.vn/kpcqvhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremistsOath KeepersAntigovernmentMilitiaIdeologicalCargile has included the hashtag #OathKeeper as part of his campaign Twitter profile, seemingly referring to the antigovernment extremist militia group the Oath Keepers.https://archive.vn/kpcqvhttps://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/group/oath-keepers
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9/28/2020RobChaseRepublicanWashington House District 4 Position 2StateLiberty LakeSpokaneWashington2020NewActive8/4/2020Won_opposed11/3/2020https://www.electrobchase.com/; https://www.facebook.com/voterobchase/; https://www.twitter.com/robchase18NoChase is a Republican candidate running for Washington State House District 4 Position 2. He won the Republican primary in August 2020 and will appear on the general election ballot in November. Chase also ran for U.S. House in Washington's 5th District but withdrew before the August 2020 primary. Rob Chase is a former congressional candidate who has utilized his Facebook to promote QAnon posts or podcasts. As reported by The Pacific Northwest Inlander, Chase posted the QAnon slogan and wrote a blog post that described QAnon as part of a “‘battle that's been going on at least a few hundred years’ with ‘patriots’ like Trump trying to thwart ‘an ongoing plan by the Deep State to destroy America, because that is the only way they can establish a Global New World Order.’” Despite these actions, Chase told The Pacific Northwest Inlander that he does not consider himself an outright supporter of QAnon.QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistTransactionalRob Chase is a former congressional candidate who has utilized his Facebook to promote QAnon posts or podcasts. As reported by The Pacific Northwest Inlander, Chase has posted the QAnon slogan and wrote a blog post that described QAnon as part of a “‘battle that's been going on at least a few hundred years’ with ‘patriots’ like Trump trying to thwart ‘an ongoing plan by the Deep State to destroy America, because that is the only way they can establish a Global New World Order.’” Despite these actions, Chase told The Pacific Northwest Inlander that he does not consider himself an outright supporter of QAnon.https://archive.is/l4Fschttps://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020RobChaseRepublicanU.S. House Washington District 5FederalLiberty LakeSpokaneWashington2020NewInactive8/4/2020N/AN/Ahttps://www.electrobchase.com/; https://www.facebook.com/voterobchase/; https://www.twitter.com/robchase18NoChase ran for U.S. House in Washington's 5th District but exited the race ahead of the August 2020 primary. Chase also is running for Washington State House District 4 Position 2. He advanced from the primary in August 2020 and will appear on the general election ballot in November for that position.Rob Chase is a former congressional candidate who has utilized his Facebook to promote QAnon posts or podcasts. As reported by The Pacific Northwest Inlander, Chase posted the QAnon slogan and wrote a blog post that described QAnon as part of a “‘battle that's been going on at least a few hundred years' with ‘patriots’ like Trump trying to thwart ‘an ongoing plan by the Deep State to destroy America, because that is the only way they can establish a Global New World Order.’” Despite these actions, Chase told The Pacific Northwest Inlander that he does not consider himself an outright supporter of QAnon.QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistTransactionalRob Chase is a former congressional candidate who has utilized his Facebook to promote QAnon posts or podcasts. As reported by The Pacific Northwest Inlander, Chase has posted the QAnon slogan and wrote a blog post that described QAnon as part of a “‘battle that's been going on at least a few hundred years’ with ‘patriots’ like Trump trying to thwart ‘an ongoing plan by the Deep State to destroy America, because that is the only way they can establish a Global New World Order.’” Despite these actions, Chase told The Pacific Northwest Inlander that he does not consider himself an outright supporter of QAnon.https://archive.is/l4Fschttps://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020MalenaChastainRepublicanMassachusetts House District 37StateLunenburgWorcesterMassachusetts2020NewInactive3/3/2020LostN/Ahttps://votechastain.com/NoIn March 2020, Chastain lost in the special primary to represent Massechusetts as a member of the State House of Representatives from the 37th Middlesex District. Chastain was endorsed by American Patriots Three Percent on their national Facebook page. Chastain has previously used the III% hashtag on Twitter. In the past, she has shared pictures on her personal Facebook page where she can be seen sporting Three Percenter memorabilia. She has engaged with both American Patriots Three Percent and Oath Keeper Facebook pages and appears to have written a piece defending patriot groups, specifically American Patriots Three Percent, against SPLC's designation of these groups as extremist.American Patriots Three PercentAntigovernmentGeneral PatriotIdeologicalChastain has used a III% hashtag on her Twitter account and has posted comments on American Patriots Three Percent Facebook pages. American Patriots Three Percent has endorsed her on their Facebook page and she appears to have written a piece on her Live4Liberty website, defending the group from SPLC's extremist designation.https://archive.is/tqPgQhttps://archive.is/sPm78https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/10/03/militia-movement-rhetoric-elevated-national-levelOath KeepersAntigovernmentMilitiaIdeologicalChastain included #oathkeeper in her personal Twitter account description, and she has commented on other Oath Keeper Facebook pages.https://archive.is/tqPgQPDFs of comments on Oath Keeper and Three Percenter Facebook pageshttps://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/group/oath-keepers
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9/28/2020ChadChristensenRepublicanIdaho House District 32BStateIdaho2020IncumbentActive6/2/2020Won_opposed11/3/2020https://legislature.idaho.gov/legislators/membership/2020/id5369; http://www.chadforidaho.org/; https://www.facebook.com/IdahoLiberty/; https://www.twitter.com/chadforidahoYes, Idaho House District 32BChristensen, a Republican Party candidate, is running for re-election to the Idaho State House District 32B. He won his primary in June 2020 and will be on the ballot in November. Christensen initially was elected in 2018, and his present term ends in December.According to a poster on Facebook, Christensen was scheduled to speak at an Aug. 1, 2020 event called “Freedom is the Cure” where Eric Parker of the Real Three Percenters also spoke and his group provided security. Based on Christensen's voter and government pages, he is a member of Oath Keepers, Gun Owners of America, and John Birch Society, who was a participant and organizer of the August 2020 event.The Real Three PercentersAntigovernmentGeneral PatriotIdeologicalChristensen has associated with The Real Three Percenters Idaho militia group. In 2020, Christensen spoke at an event where Eric Parker (Real Three Percenters) also was a featured speaker.https://magicvalley.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/republican-leaders-in-idaho-have-ties-to-a-rising-militia-extremist-movement/article_c1bd530f-3c02-532d-9718-eee71ef7b9d4.htmlhttps://www.idahopress.com/opinion/other_editorials/another-view-dangerous-embrace-of-the-militia-movement/article_4c8bc84d-2074-5459-a66a-d1127531595d.htmlhttps://magicvalley.com/opinion/columnists/hartgen-we-live-in-times-of-such-viral-hatreds/article_ead4ce4f-fd45-5b32-9c48-a84767236ffa.htmlJohn Birch SocietyAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistMemberBallotpedia lists Christensen as having been a member of the John Birch Society. According to justfacts.votesmart.org, Christensen is a member of the Oath Keepers, Gun Owners of America, and John Birch Society, all designated anti-government extremist organizations. His affiliation with these groups is also found on his government Idaho Legislature page. Christensen also was scheduled to speak at an event called "Freedom is the Cure," which was organized by the John Birch Society.https://ballotpedia.org/Chad_Christensen_(Idaho)https://archive.is/ucRx9https://justfacts.votesmart.org/candidate/biography/179820/chad-christensenhttps://magicvalley.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/republican-leaders-in-idaho-have-ties-to-a-rising-militia-extremist-movement/article_c1bd530f-3c02-532d-9718-eee71ef7b9d4.htmlhttps://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2013/bringing-back-birchOath KeepersAntigovernmentMilitiaMemberChristensen is listed as a member of Oath Keepers, an antigovernment militia group, on both his government and voter information pages.https://justfacts.votesmart.org/candidate/biography/179820/chad-christensenhttps://archive.is/ucRx9https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/group/oath-keepersGun Owners of AmericaAntigovernmentGeneral PatriotMemberChristensen is listed as endorsed by Gun Owners of America on his government page. On his voter page, he is listed as a member of Gun Owners of America.https://archive.is/ucRx9https://justfacts.votesmart.org/candidate/biography/179820/chad-christensenhttps://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/individual/larry-pratt
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9/28/2020JohsieCruzJohsira CruzRepublicanU.S. House Georgia District 4FederalMariettaGeorgia2020NewActive6/9/2020Won_unopposed11/3/2020http://www.johsiecruz2020.com/; https://www.facebook.com/Johsie-Cruz-2020-100399011458314/; https://www.twitter.com/JohsieCNoCruz is running for U.S. House in Georgia's 4th District as a Republican Party candidate. She won the primary in June and will appear on the general election ballot in November.As documented by others, Cruz attended an American Patriots USA meeting, appearing in a photograph with Chester Doles (APUSA) and other Georgia candidates. Cruz was endorsed by APUSA on Chester Doles' personal social media page.American Patriots USAHateWhite NationalistTransactionalAs documented by others, Cruz attended an American Patriots USA meeting, appearing in a photograph with Chester Doles (APUSA) and other Georgia candidates. Cruz was endorsed by APUSA on Chester Doles' personal social media page.https://archive.is/96w4zhttps://archive.is/vd9YEhttps://archive.is/Rm4Urhttps://archive.is/s5RV7
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9/28/2020Erin CruzRepublicanU.S. House California District 36FederalPalm SpringsRiversideCalifornia2020NewActive3/3/2020Won_opposed11/3/2020https://voteerincruz.com/; https://www.facebook.com/ErinCruzForUSSenateCA/; https://www.twitter.com/realerincruz; https://erincruz.org/; erincruz.comNoCruz is running as a Republican Party candidate for U.S. House in California's District 36. She advanced from the primary in March 2020 and will be on the ballot for the general election in November. In 2018, Cruz was a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in California but lost the primary in June of that year. According to NBC News, Cruz believes some of the “Q” posts are “valid” and doesn't believe QAnon supporters should be dismissed by candidates.QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistTransactionalAccording to NBC News, Cruz believes some of the “Q” posts are “valid” and doesn't believe QAnon supporters should be dismissed by candidates.https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://archive.is/5MAkGhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020IgnacioCruzIgnacio Cruz-LaraRepublicanU.S. House California District 19FederalSan JoseSanta ClaraCalifornia2020NewInactive3/3/2020LostN/Ahttps://www.cruzusa.org/; https://www.facebook.com/iiCruzUSA/; https://twitter.com/iiCruzUSANoCruz ran for U.S. House in California Congressional District 19 as a Republican but lost the primary in March 2020.Ignacio Cruz has engaged with QAnon images and the movement’s slogan on his campaign Twitter account.QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistTransactionalIgnacio Cruz has engaged with QAnon images and the movement’s slogan on his campaign Twitter account.https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://archive.is/2eKmJhttps://archive.is/tXoNthttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020Daniel ClydeCummingsConstitutionU.S. House Utah District 3FederalProvoUtah2020NewActiveN/A11/3/2020http://archive.is/6mVAiNoCummings is on the ballot in November as a candidate for U.S. House in Utah's 3rd Congressional District for the U.S. Constitution Party. Cummings ran unsuccessfully for U.S. House for Wyoming in 2012, 2014 and 2016 and for U.S. President in 2016.Cummings is running as a Constitution Party candidate. The Constitution Party is an antigovernment extremist organization listed by SPLC. Constitution PartyAntigovernmentGeneral PatriotMemberCummings is running as a Constitution Party candidate. The Constitution Party is an antigovernment extremist organization listed by SPLC. https://ballotpedia.org/Daniel_Clyde_Cummingshttps://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2003/constitution-party-hopes-take-politics-extreme-2004
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9/28/2020Daniel ClydeCummingsConstitutionU.S. PresidentFederalProvoUtah2020NewInactive5/1/2020LostN/Ahttp://cummingsforpresident.com/NoCummings is on the ballot in November as a candidate for U.S. House in Utah's 3rd Congressional District for the U.S. Constitution Party. Cummings ran unsuccessfully for U.S. House for Wyoming in 2012, 2014 and 2016 and for U.S. President in 2016.Cummings ran for but was not selected as the presidential nominee for the Constitution Party at their national convention (held telephonically) on May 1-2, 2020. The Constitution Party is an antigovernment extremist organization listed by SPLC. Constitution PartyAntigovernmentGeneral PatriotMemberCummings ran for but was not selected as the presidential nominee for the Constitution Party at their national convention (held telephonically) on May 1-2, 2020. The Constitution Party is an antigovernment extremist organization listed by SPLC. https://ballotpedia.org/Daniel_Clyde_Cummingshttps://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2003/constitution-party-hopes-take-politics-extreme-2004
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9/28/2020RonCurtisRepublicanU.S. House Hawaii District 1FederalKalaheoKaua'iHawaii2020NewActive8/8/2020Won_opposed11/3/2020https://roncurtis808.com/; https://www.facebook.com/Ron-Curtis-for-Hawaii-378638559307368/; https://www.twitter.com/rcurtis808NoCurtis is running for U.S. House in Hawaii's Congressional District 1. Curtis won the Republican primary in August 2020 and will be on the general election ballot in November. In 2018, Curtis ran for U.S. Senate in Hawaii as a Republican but lost in the general election.Curtis has used both Facebook and Twitter to share and promote the QAnon conspiracy theory. On multiple occasions, he has retweeted the QAnon hashtag and slogan. QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistTransactionalCurtis has used both Facebook and Twitter to share and promote the QAnon conspiracy theory. On multiple occasions, he has retweeted the QAnon hashtag and slogan. https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://archive.is/EVN5Nhttps://www.mediamatters.org/media/3880241https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020Citlalli JohannaDeckerOtherHawaii House District 5StateHawaii2020NewActive8/8/2020Won_unopposed11/3/2020https://www.citlallijohannadecker.com/NoDecker is running for Hawaii State House District 5 as an Aloha Aina Party candidate. Decker won the Aloha Aina primary in August 2020 and will appear on the general election ballot in November.Decker has repeatedly posted the QAnon slogan on her campaign Facebook and Instagram pages. Many of her posts have featured the known QAnon hashtag “#wwg1wga” – short for “where we go one, we go all."QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistTransactionalDecker has posted the QAnon slogan on her campaign Facebook and Instagram pages. https://archive.is/YIBPShttps://archive.is/ELNHLhttps://archive.is/EQFKxhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020JustinDeFillippoOtherNew York Senate District 23StateStaten IslandRichmondNew York2020NewActiveN/A11/3/2020https://defillippo.nyc/; https://www.facebook.com/defillipponyc/; https://www.facebook.com/justin.defillippo.7NoDeFillippo is a Conservative Party candidate who will be on the general election ballot in November for New York State Senate District 23. The primary for this office was supposed to take place on June 23, 2020, but was canceled.In July 2020, DeFillippo wrote on his Facebook page, “Condemn the hate groups not the #Q.” He has used QAnon hashtags multiple times on his campaign social media accounts.QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistTransactionalIn July 2020, DeFillippo wrote on his Facebook page, “Condemn the hate groups not the #Q.” He has used QAnon hashtags multiple times on his campaign social media accounts.https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackbrewster/2020/07/22/facebook-continues-to-allow-political-ads-touting-qanon-as-it-weighs-crackdown/#73e7c91f7e8chttps://archive.is/ghBKWhttps://archive.is/EQFKxhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020VicDeGrammontRepublicanU.S. House Florida District 20FederalLauderhillFlorida2020NewInactive8/18/2020LostN/Ahttps://www.votedegrammont.com/; https://www.facebook.com/votedegrammont; https://www.twitter.com/VoteDegrammont; https://www.instagram.com/votedegrammont/NoDeGrammont ran for U.S. House for Florida's 20th District as a Republican. DeGrammont lost in the August 2020 primary.DeGrammont has engaged with QAnon hashtags and the movement’s slogan on his campaign Twitter account. He includes the “#Q” hashtag in his Twitter profile.QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistTransactionalDeGrammont has engaged with QAnon hashtags and the movement’s slogan on his campaign Twitter account. He includes the “#Q” hashtag in his Twitter profile.https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://archive.is/QASqwhttps://archive.is/iUzjrhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020MikeDetmerRepublicanU.S. House Michigan District 8FederalHowellLivingstonMichigan2020NewInactive8/4/2020LostN/Ahttps://electmikedetmer.com/; https://www.facebook.com/electmikedetmer/; https://twitter.com/DetmerMike; https://www.facebook.com/mike.detmer.77NoDetmer ran in the Republican primary eleciton for Michigan's 8th Congressional District but lost in the August 2020 primary.Detmer took a picture with a Proud Boys member and accompanying sign at an event protesting Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer and her implemention of COVID-19 restrictions. Afterwards, Detmer made comments that appeared to support the group.Proud BoysHateGeneral HateTransactionalDetmer took a picture with a Proud Boys member and accompanying sign at an event protesting Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer and her implemention of COVID-19 restrictions. Afterwards, Detmer made comments that appeared to support the group.https://www.whmi.com/news/article/mike-detmer-photo-proud-boyshttps://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2020/04/23/republican-candidate-detmer-defends-comments-proud-boys/5169875002/https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/group/proud-boyshttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/04/27/anti-lockdown-rallies-are-providing-opening-proud-boys-and-other-far-right-extremists
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9/28/2020JamesDickensRepublicanU.S. House Hawaii District 1FederalHawaii2020NewInactive8/8/2020LostN/Ahttps://www.instagram.com/p/CB4mU0zlAAF/NoDickens ran as a Republican candidate for Hawaii's 1st Congressional District but lost in the August 2020 primary.Dickens has posted QAnon hashtags and slogans from his campaign and personal social media accounts. On his campaign Twitter account, he posted a video of himself and at the end says, "Where we go one, we go all," which is a known QAnon slogan.QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistIdeologicalDickens has posted QAnon hashtags and slogans from his campaign and personal social media accounts. On his campaign Twitter account, he posted a video of himself and at the end says, "Where we go one, we go all," which is a known QAnon slogan.https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://archive.is/OgVlyhttps://archive.is/EXl2ahttps://archive.is/2Wzh7https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020WillDismukesRepublicanU.S. House Alabama District 2FederalPrattvilleAlabama2020NewInactive3/3/2020N/AN/Ahttps://www.facebook.com/ElectWillDismukes/; https://www.twitter.com/DismukesWill; https://www.facebook.com/repwilldismukes/Yes, Alabama House District 88Dismukes was a Republican Party candidate running for election to the U.S. House to represent Alabama's 2nd Congressional District in 2020. He withdrew his candidacy before the March 2020 primary. Currently, Dismukes is a representative in the Alabama State House from District 88, he was elected in 2018 and his current term ends in November 2022. Will Dismukes, a representative in Alabama’s state house, posted on Facebook about his participation in an event honoring KKK founder Nathan Bedford Forrest. The event was hosted at the home of Pat Godwin, a longtime member of neo-Confederate hate group the League of the South.League of the SouthHateNeo-ConfederateTransactionalWill Dismukes, a representative in Alabama’s state house, posted on Facebook about his participation in an event honoring KKK founder Nathan Bedford Forrest. The event was hosted at the home of Pat Godwin, a longtime member of neo-Confederate hate group the League of the South.https://www.al.com/politics/2020/07/alabama-democratic-party-calls-on-state-lawmaker-to-resign-over-post-praising-kkk-leader.htmlhttps://archive.is/uF8yBhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/07/28/alabama-state-representative-celebrated-kkk-leader-party-hosted-hate-group-membershttps://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/group/league-south
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9/28/2020TimDonnellyRepublicanU.S. House California District 8FederalTwin PeaksCalifornia2020NewInactive3/3/2020LostN/Ahttps://donnelly4congress.com/; https://www.facebook.com/TimDonnellyForCongress/; https://www.twitter.com/PatriotNotPol; https://www.facebook.com/tim.donnelly.372NoDonnelly ran for election as a Republican candidate for U.S. House California District 8 but lost in the primary election on March 3, 2020. In 2018 and 2016, Donnelly also ran for U.S. House California District 8 but lost both elections. In 2014, Donnelly was a Republican candidate for California Governor but lost in the primary election. From 2010 to 2014, Donnelly was a member of the California State Assembly, representing Districts 33 and 59.In 2005, Donnelly founded the largest anti-immigrant Minuteman chapter in California, the Minutemen Corps of California. Donnelly has spoken at anti-muslim hate group American Freedom Alliance's lecture and conference series along with Richard Mack, leader of the antigovernment Constitional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association and Agenda 21 activists, Debbie Bacigalupi and Michael Coffman. In 2018, Donnelly invited all minutemen and Patriot Group Members to a muster in Boulevard, California to "secure the border." Attendees included the California State Militia, Minutemen, and Oath Keepers, a group Donnelly would address at a meeting in Southern California later in the year. Donnelly's 2020 campaign was also endorsed by anti-immigrant group NumbersUSA.Oath KeepersAntigovernmentMilitiaIdeologicalIn 2018, Donnelly invited all minutemen and Patriot Group Members to a muster in Boulevard, California to "secure the border." Attendees included the California State Militia, Minutemen and Oath Keepers, a group Donnelly would address at a meeting in Southern California later in the year.https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/97440217-132.htmlhttps://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/group/oath-keepersMinuteman movementAntigovernmentGeneral PatriotFormerIn 2005, Donnelly founded the largest anti-immigrant Minuteman chapter in California, the Minutemen Corps of California. For year, Donnelly was part of the Minutemen movement and engaged in anti-immigrant and border "protection" activities. In 2018, Donnelly invited all minutemen and Patriot Group Members to a muster in Boulevard, California to "secure the border." Attendees included the California State Militia, Minutemen, and Oath Keepers, a group Donnelly would address at a meeting in Southern California later in the year. https://archive.is/tHUvnhttps://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/97440217-132.htmlhttps://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/california/la-me-ln-sd-minutemen-20180505-story.htmlhttps://archive.vn/0okjzhttps://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2011/electoral-extremism-23-candidates-radical-righthttps://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2003/minutemen-morph-join-patriot-movementAmerican Freedom AllianceHateAnti-MuslimIdeologicalIn 2017 and 2014, Donnelly spoken at two separate American Freedom Alliance events, events featuring a number of members and topics from the anti-immigrant, anti-muslim, antigovernment and anti-LGBT movements. Donnelly's 2020 campaign was also endorsed by anti-immigrant group NumbersUSA.https://archive.is/3x4OKhttps://archive.is/NLkiRhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2017/08/22/american-freedom-alliance-event-blames-immigrants-california%E2%80%99s-destructionCalifornia State MilitiaAntigovernmentMilitiaIdeologicalIn 2018, Donnelly invited all minutemen and Patriot Group Members to a muster in Boulevard, California to "secure the border." Attendees included the California State Militia, Minutemen, and Oath Keepers, a group Donnelly would address at a meeting in Southern California later in the year. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/97440217-132.htmlhttps://archive.vn/0okjzhttps://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/california/la-me-ln-sd-minutemen-20180505-story.html
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9/28/2020ScottDrexlerRepublicanCuster County SheriffCountyChallisCusterIdaho2020NewInactive6/2/2020Lost11/3/2020https://www.facebook.com/Scott-Drexler-for-Sheriff-102020508093729/; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN6fn1RYPiZN8-lVu_GHMUQNoDrexler lost in the 2020 primary but has filed as a write-in candidate (unaffiliated with a party) for the general election on November 3, 2020. (https://www.postregister.com/messenger/news/sheriff-candidates-file-as-write-ins-for-general-election/article_ebe18822-f987-59c9-9db5-10bec902fe71.html)Drexler attended a rally at the Bundy Ranch in 2014 where he was armed and failed to comply with officers' orders to leave his position on an overpass bridge. The Department of Justice said Drexler and one other man, Eric Parker, "presented a show of force in order to interfere with and impede the officers in the performance of their duties pursuant to federal court orders." Drexler pleaded guilty to misdemeanor obstruction for this crime.Bunkerville standoff/Bundy familyAntigovernmentGeneral PatriotIdeologicalIn 2014, Drexler voluntarily joined the Bundy family at their ranch in Bunkerville, Nevada and participated in the armed protest against government officials. https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article241213671.htmlhttps://archive.vn/28XZBhttps://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/2-more-defendants-sentenced-in-bunkerville-standoff-case/https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2017/08/23/hung-jury-acquittals-second-bundy-trialhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/09/25/ammon-bundy-launches-new-antigovernment-organization-takes-coronavirus-restrictionshttps://www.splcenter.org/20140709/war-west-bundy-ranch-standoff-and-american-radical-right
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9/28/2020BillyEarleyRepublicanU.S. House California District 44FederalCoronaRiversideCalifornia2020NewInactive3/3/2020LostN/Ahttps://www.billyearleyforcongress.com/; https://www.twitter.com/Earley4CongressNoEarley ran for California's 44th Congressional District but lost in the March 2020 primary election.Earley has engaged with QAnon content on both Facebook and Twitter on both personal and campaign social media accounts, including tweeting a QAnon slogan in a reply to a tweet made by President Trump.QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistTransactionalEarley has engaged with QAnon content on both Facebook and Twitter on both personal and campaign social media accounts, including tweeting a QAnon slogan in a reply to a tweet made by President Trump.https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://archive.is/y3w2dhttps://archive.is/dOog2https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020DannyEllysonRepublicanU.S. House Georgia District 8FederalWarner RobinsGeorgia2020NewInactive6/9/2020LostN/Ahttps://ellyson4congress.com/; https://www.facebook.com/dannyforcongress/; https://www.twitter.com/danny_ellyson; https://www.facebook.com/danny.ellyson.3NoEllyson was U.S. Congressional candidate for Georgia's 8th District, but he lost in the June primary. Ellyson ran for the same position in 2018 but exited the race ahead of the primary. He was in the U.S. Army, serving from 2001 to 2017.As documented by others, Ellyson attended an American Patriots USA meeting, appearing in a photograph with Chester Doles (APUSA) and other Georgia candidates. Ellyson was endorsed by APUSA on Chester Doles' personal social media page.American Patriots USAHateWhite NationalistTransactionalAs documented by others, Ellyson attended an American Patriots USA meeting, appearing in a photograph with Chester Doles (APUSA) and other Georgia candidates. Ellyson was endorsed by APUSA on Chester Doles' personal social media page.https://archive.is/96w4zhttps://archive.is/vd9YEhttps://archive.is/Rm4Urhttps://archive.is/s5RV7
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9/28/2020MariaEspinozaRepublicanU.S. House Texas District 7FederalHoustonTexas2020NewInactive3/3/2020LostN/Ahttps://mariaforcongress2020.com/NoEspinoza ran for U.S. House in Texas' 7th District in the March primary. In 2016, Espinoza also ran for Congress but failed to win the primary. Maria Espinoza is the National Director of anti-immigrant hate group, The Remembrance Project. She also helped co-found the organization. The Remembrance ProjectHateAnti-ImmigrantLeaderMaria Espinoza is the current National Director of The Remembrance Project. She is also one of the group's co-founders.https://plotagainstimmigrants.com/network/#the-remembrance-projecthttps://archive.is/LINp1https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/10/18/anti-immigrant-group-leader-maria-espinoza-runs-congress-againhttps://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/group/remembrance-projecthttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2016/09/15/donald-trump-address-anti-immigrant-remembrance-project-weekendhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2017/07/14/maria-espinoza-and-remembrance-project-hot-water-after-rival-group-emerges
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9/28/2020TimEymanRepublicanWashington GovernorStateBellevueKingWashington2020NewInactive8/4/2020LostN/Ahttps://tim4gov.com/; https://www.facebook.com/Tim4Gov/; https://www.twitter.com/GovernorTimNoEyman, a Republican candidate, ran for Washington Governor but lost in the August 2020 primary election. Eyman first declared as an Independent but announced in mid-February 2020 that he would run as a Republican.Eyman was on the agenda to speak at an Independence Day event organized by Erik Rohde, a self-described member of the Washington State Three Percent. Eyman also appears to have participated in an event with Rohde in March 2020, and he seems to have acknowledged and thanked both Matt Shea and Erik Rohde in a campaign speech.Three Percent of WashingtonAntigovernmentMilitiaTransactionalEyman was on the agenda to speak at an Independence Day event organized by Erik Rohde, a self-described member of the Washington State Three Percent. Eyman also appears to have participated in an event with Rohde in March 2020, and he seems to have acknowledged and thanked both Matt Shea and Erik Rohde in a campaign speech.https://www.southwhidbeyrecord.com/news/bellingham-police-investigating-claim-oak-harbor-developer-assaulted-democratic-videographer/https://archive.vn/f7iCIhttps://archive.is/dHt3Shttps://archive.is/YeKCbhttps://www.thestranger.com/slog/2020/07/15/44081331/democratic-tracker-treated-for-concussion-after-allegedly-getting-jumped-at-republican-event
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9/28/2020TimFazenbakerRepublicanU.S. House Maryland District 2FederalSparrows PointMaryland2020NewInactive6/2/2020LostN/Ahttps://timfazenbaker.com/; https://www.facebook.com/fazenbakerforcongress/; https://www.twitter.com/america1timfazeNoFazenbaker ran for Maryland's 2nd Congressional District but lost in the June 2020 primary election.Fazenbaker has tweeted the QAnon hashtag #QAnon on his campaign Twitter account.QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistTransactionalFazenbaker has tweeted the QAnon hashtag #QAnon on his campaign Twitter account.https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://archive.is/wip/5bOMchttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020DavidFeganRepublicanU.S. House Texas District 24FederalColleyvilleTarrantTexas2020NewInactive3/3/2020LostN/Ahttps://www.feganforcongress.com/; https://www.facebook.com/DCFegan/; https://www.twitter.com/DCfeganNoFegan ran for U.S. House Texas District 24 but lost in the March 2020 primary election.On what appears to be a personal account, Fegan tweeted in July that Trump “leads our #Q movement.”QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistIdeologicalOn what appears to be a personal account, Fegan tweeted in July that Trump “leads our #Q movement.”https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://archive.is/C8MFzhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020ElizabethFeltonLiz FeltonRepublicanU.S. House Florida District 21FederalLantanaFlorida2020NewInactive8/18/2020LostN/Ahttp://electelizabethfelton.com/; https://www.facebook.com/electelizabethfelton/; https://www.twitter.com/Felton4CongressNoFelton ran for U.S. House Florida District 21 but lost in the August 2020 primary election.Felton promoted QAnon rhetoric from her TikTok account, and she was featured in a Vice Media report about QAnon candidates.QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistTransactionalFelton promoted QAnon rhetoric from her TikTok account, and she was featured in a Vice Media report about QAnon candidates.https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://archive.is/Rz1a0https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020TriciaFlanaganRepublicanU.S. Senate New JerseyFederalLawrencevilleNew Jersey2020NewInactive7/7/2020LostN/Ahttps://flanaganforsenate.org/; https://www.facebook.com/NewDayForNJ/; https://www.twitter.com/NewDayForNJNoFlanagan ran for U.S. Senate in New Jersey as a Repubilcan candidate but lost in the July 2020 primary election. In 2018, Flanagan ran as a New Day NJ Party candidate for U.S. Senate in New Jersey.In April 2020, Flanagan tweeted on her campaign page “ThanQ,” after a QAnon account promoted her candidacy. QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistTransactionalIn April 2020, Flanagan tweeted on her campaign page “ThanQ,” after a QAnon account promoted her candidacy. https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://archive.is/phPJShttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020NathanFoutchLibertarianColorado House District 18StateColorado2020NewActive4/13/2020Won_unopposed11/3/2020https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Political-Candidate/Nathan-Foutch-for-District-18-Colorado-House-of-Representatives-110799247249821/NoFoutch is running for Colorado's State House to represent District 18. He was selected at the Colorado Libertarian convention in April and will be on the general election ballot in November. Foutch is on the Board of Directors for the Libertarian Party of El Paso County.Foutch appears to run the Real Three Percenters Colorado page, a group that is part of a nation-wide militia organization, The Real Three Percenters.The Real Three PercentersAntigovernmentGeneral PatriotMemberFoutch is a member of, and the administrator for, the Real Three Percenters Colorado Facebook page. The Real Three Percenters is an antigovernment extremist militia group. Members of The Real Three Percenters Colorado have shown up at Black Lives Matters protests, and at one such event, on June 6th 2020, set up a sniper position on top of a parking garage in downtown Colorado Springs. https://coloradotimesrecorder.com/2020/08/colorado-militia-member-appears-to-threaten-fellow-el-paso-county-statehouse-candidate/28291/“I got into this race because my opponent sided with the Three Percenters and stood with them on the steps of the Colorado Capitol,” said Foley, referencing the “We Will Not Comply” rally that took place on Dec. 7, 2019 (Colorado Times Recorder).
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9/28/2020NickFreitasRepublicanU.S. House Virginia District 7FederalCulpeperCulpeperVirginia2020NewActive7/18/2020Won_opposed11/3/2020https://www.nickforva.com/; https://www.facebook.com/NickFreitasVA/; https://twitter.com/NickForVAYes, Virginia House District 30Freitas was first elected to the Virginia House of Delegates for District 30 in 2016. His term ends in January 2022. Freitas is running for U.S. House Virginia District 7 in 2020 and will be on the general election ballot. Frietas was selected at the Republican Convention on July 18, 2020. Freitas is a former member of the U.S. Army.Gun Owners of American endorsed Freitas as a candidate, including posting their endorsement of him on their website. Freitas' wife appears to have posted a video of him, which she captioned in part, "I managed to get video of Nicks short speech from the Capital steps at the 2A rally, right after Gun Owners of America endorsed him for the Republican nomination for Congress 7th District." Gun Owners of America also is listed on at least one of Freitas' voter pages, and is considered as an antigovernment extremist group by SPLC.Gun Owners of AmericaAntigovernmentGeneral PatriotIdeologicalGun Owners of American endorsed Freitas as a candidate, including posting their endorsement of him on their website. Freitas' wife appears to have posted a video of him, which she captioned in part, "I managed to get video of Nicks short speech from the Capital steps at the 2A rally, right after Gun Owners of America endorsed him for the Republican nomination for Congress 7th District." Gun Owners of America also is listed on at least one of Freitas' voter pages, and is considered as an antigovernment extremist group by SPLC.https://archive.is/JETjShttps://web.archive.org/web/20200917154135/https://gunowners.org/endorsement-goa-pvf-backs-delegate-nick-freitas-for-congress/https://archive.is/IWWLdhttps://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/individual/larry-pratt
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9/28/2020RhondaFurinRepublicanU.S. House California District 45FederalAnaheimOrangeCalifornia2020NewInactive3/3/2020LostN/Ahttps://rhondafurin.com/NoFurin ran for U.S. House California District 45 but lost in the March 2020 primary election.Furin has repeatedly tweeted various QAnon slogans and shared QAnon content from campaign social media accounts.QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistTransactionalFurin has repeatedly tweeted various QAnon slogans and shared QAnon content from campaign social media accounts.https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://archive.is/E2iTBhttps://archive.is/aVBm7https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020AlexFurmanLibertarianU.S. House Missouri District 1FederalMissouri2020NewActive8/4/2020Won_unopposed11/3/2020https://alexforus.com/; https://www.facebook.com/alex4mo; https://www.twitter.com/ElvisAndHisMomNoFurman is running as a Libertarian candidate for U.S. House in Missouri District 1. He won the Libertarian primary in August 2020 and will be on the general election ballot in November.Furman reportedly is vice president of the St. Louis chapter of Proud Boys. Furman’s campaign account has also shared hashtags associated with QAnon and the “Boogaloo Bois.” His Twitter account lists him as, "Religious Figure of The Big Luau" and "Chaplain to the Boojahadeen," terms associated with the Boogaloo movement.Proud BoysHateGeneral HateLeaderFurman is vice president of the St. Louis chapter of Proud Boys.https://www.riverfronttimes.com/newsblog/2020/09/15/he-was-a-drug-smuggler-now-hes-a-proud-boy-and-running-against-cori-bushhttps://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/group/proud-boyshttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/04/27/anti-lockdown-rallies-are-providing-opening-proud-boys-and-other-far-right-extremistsBoogalooUnclassifiedTransactionalFurman’s campaign account has shared hashtags associated with the “Boogaloo Bois,” including describing himself as "Religious Figure of The Big Luau" and "Chaplain to the Boojahadeen," terms associated with the Boogaloo movement.https://www.riverfronttimes.com/newsblog/2020/09/15/he-was-a-drug-smuggler-now-hes-a-proud-boy-and-running-against-cori-bushhttps://archive.is/eZLX3https://archive.is/vPcWkhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/06/05/boogaloo-started-racist-memeQAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistTransactionalAs reported by River Front Times, Furman’s campaign account has shared hashtags associated with QAnon.https://www.riverfronttimes.com/newsblog/2020/09/15/he-was-a-drug-smuggler-now-hes-a-proud-boy-and-running-against-cori-bushhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020VinceGagliardo Jr.RepublicanPennsylvania House District 127StatePennsylvania2020NewActive6/2/2020Won_opposed11/3/2020https://www.facebook.com/Vince-Gagliardo-for-PA-127th-112055270385415/NoGagliardo won the Republican primary for Pennsylvania's 127th State House district in June 2020 and will appear on the general election ballot in November. In 2018, Gagliardo won the primary for the same seat (he was unopposed), but was defeated in the general election.Gagliardo acknowledged his endorsement by Gun Owners of America in a post on his Facebook page. Gun Owners of America is recognized as an antigovernment extremist group by SPLC.Gun Owners of AmericaAntigovernmentGeneral PatriotTransactionalGagliardo acknowledged his endorsement by Gun Owners of America in a post on his Facebook page. Gun Owners of America is recognized as an antigovernment extremist group by SPLC.https://archive.is/cTZ7vhttps://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/individual/larry-pratt
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9/28/2020John CardiffGerhardtIndependentNevada State Assembly District 12StateNevada2020NewActiveN/A11/3/2020https://www.votecardiff.org/; https://www.twitter.com/47cardiff; https://www.facebook.com/cryptocardiffNoGerhardt is running as an Independent Party candidate for the Nevada State Assembly District 12 and will be on the ballot in the November 2020 general election.In a now suspended campaign Twitter account profile, Gerhardt once listed himself as “PRO: Qanon.” Using Facebook, he has also posted the QAnon hashtag and slogan.QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistIdeologicalIn a now suspended campaign Twitter account profile, Gerhardt once listed himself as “PRO: Qanon.” Using Facebook, he has also posted the QAnon hashtag and slogan.https://archive.is/EQFKxhttps://archive.is/uKaAihttps://www.mediamatters.org/media/3885701https://www.dailydot.com/debug/local-goverment-politicians-qanon/https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020TheodoreGerrardConstitutionMichigan House District 73StateMichigan2020NewActive7/25/2020Won_unknown11/3/2020NoThe Michigan affiliate of the national Constitution Party goes by the name the U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan. The Constitution Party's former name was the U.S. Taxpayers Party. Theodore Gerrard is a candidate for Michigan's 73rd State House district. He was selected at the Taxpayer's Party convention in July 2020.Gerrard is running as a member of the U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan, which is the name of the Constitution Party in the state of Miichigan. The Constitution Party is an antigovernment extremist organization listed by SPLC. Constitution PartyAntigovernmentGeneral PatriotMemberGerrard is running as a member of the U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan, which is the name of the Constitution Party in the state of Miichigan. The Constitution Party is an antigovernment extremist organization listed by SPLC. https://archive.vn/NNxA7https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2003/constitution-party-hopes-take-politics-extreme-2004
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9/28/2020GregGianforteRepublicanMontana GovernorStateHelenaLewis and ClarkMontana2020NewActive6/2/2020Won_opposed11/3/2020https://gregformontana.com; https://www.facebook.com/GregForMontana; https://twitter.com/gregformontanaYes, U.S. House Montana At-Large Congressional DistrictGianforte had an unsuccessful gubernatorial bid in 2016; Gianforte pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault in June 2017 for his attack on Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs. Jacobs said Gianforte bodyslammed him to the floor, breaking his glasses during an interview at the his campaign headquarter office. Gianforte received community service and mandatory anger management classes, as well as a fine of $385. Gianforte is currently the At-Large representative for Montana in the U.S. House of Representatives, and is running for Governor in the November election.Gianforte has been endorsed by anti-LGBTQ hate group Family Research Council and touted that endorsement early on in his latest bid for governor. He has donated almost $300K to anti-LGBTQ hate group, Alliance Defending Freedom, via his family foundation. A few years ago, he donated money to the campaign of white nationalist Taylor Rose (Gianforte claimed he was unaware of Rose's ties). Gianforte also donated to the 2010 campaign of Republican state Rep. Joel Boniek, who at the time was a member of Oath Keepers. In 2017, when Gianforte was running for Congress, he was charged with misdemeanor assault when he threw a Guardian reporter to the ground. Gianforte pleaded guilty in 2017.Family Research CouncilHateAnti-LGBTIdeologicalGianforte is associated with right-wing Christian think tanks and movements. He once wrestled a Guardian reporter to the ground, an incident for which he was convicted. His family trust has donated money to several anti-LGBTQ groups, including Family Research Council. He and his wife donated to Taylor Rose's, a white nationalist, political campaign.https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/gianforte-has-history-of-controversial-views-hostile-comments-to-press/2017/05/25/ceab14bc-4144-11e7-8c25-44d09ff5a4a8_story.htmlhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/gianforte-has-history-of-controversial-views-hostile-comments-to-press/2017/05/25/ceab14bc-4144-11e7-8c25-44d09ff5a4a8_story.htmlhttps://archive.vn/cX7XPhttps://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2019/hate-goes-washingtonhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2015/10/19/meet-new-wave-extremists-gearing-2016-electionshttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2016/10/10/montana-republicans-warmly-embrace-white-nationalists-legislative-candidacyhttps://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/group/family-research-council
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9/28/2020AgnesGibboneyRepublicanU.S. House California District 31FederalAlta LomaSan BernardinoCalifornia2020NewActive3/3/2020Won_unopposed11/3/2020https://www.agnesgibboney.com/NoGibboney is running for U.S. House to represent California's 31st District. Gibboney will be facing off against Democratic incumbent Rep. Peter Aguilar in the general election. Gibboney is an "angel mom" who has adopted an anti-immigrant position. She has publicly received and promoted an endorsement from Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC). She also received and promoted an endorsement from former White House advisor, Fox News contributor and reputed Islamaphobe Sebastian Gorka.Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC)HateAnti-ImmigrantTransactionalAmericans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC), an anti-immigrant hate group, endorsed Gibboney. She shared that endorsement on her campaign website as well as the campaign's Facebook page. She also shared Sebastian Gorka's endorsements in the same spaces. https://archive.is/uZ6dYhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2011/08/23/nativist-leader-says-violence-may-be-needed-save-%E2%80%98white-america%E2%80%99https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2012/01/27/nativist-leader-recasts-immigration-fight-religious-crusade
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9/28/2020BenGibsonRepublicanU.S. House Louisiana District 4FederalBossier CityBossierLouisiana2020NewActive11/3/202012/5/2020https://bengibsonforcongress.com/; https://www.facebook.com/Ben-Gibson-for-Congress-4th-District-Louisiana-626082571363383/?ref=page_internalNoGibson is running for U.S. House in Louisiana's 4th District and will be on the primary ballot in November 2020. The general election for Louisiana will be in December 2020. Gibson has served in the U.S. Air Force, his service started in 2005. Through his candidate and personal Facebook pages, Gibson has used the QAnon hashtag on multiple occasions. QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistTransactionalThrough his candidate and personal Facebook pages, Gibson has used the QAnon hashtag on multiple occasions. https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://archive.is/x87dDhttps://archive.is/gylPthttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020MarkGillenRepublicanPennsylvania House District 128StateReadingBerksPennsylvania2020IncumbentActive6/2/2020Won_unopposed11/3/2020http://www.repgillen.com/; https://www.facebook.com/RepGillenYes, Pennsylvania House District 128Gillen first assumed office in 2011 as a member of the Pennsylvania State House representing District 128. His current term ends in November 2020, but he is running for re-election. He also won elections in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018. Gillen previously served as a Berks County jury commissioner and on the Mohnton Borough Council. He is a former correctional officer.Gillen gave a presentation at a Berks County Patriots monthly meeting in February 2020. Berks County Patriots is listed as an antigovernment extremist group by SPLC.Berks County PatriotsAntigovernmentGeneral PatriotTransactionalGillen gave a presentation at a Berks County Patriots monthly meeting in February 2020. Berks County Patriots is listed as an antigovernment extremist group by SPLC.https://archive.vn/EwSFHhttps://archive.is/qTAjE
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9/28/2020ThomasGilmerRepublicanU.S. House Connecticut District 2FederalMadisonNew havenConnecticut2020NewInactive8/11/0202LostN/Ahttps://www.gilmerforcongress.com/; https://www.facebook.com/gilmerforcongress/; https://twitter.com/gilmerforhouse; https://www.instagram.com/gilmerforcongress/NoGilmer dropped out of the race for U.S. House in Connecticut's 2nd District after he was arrested on a warrant related to charges stemming from an alleged incident of domestic violence. Gilmer's arrest was so close to the August primary election that he still appeared on the ballot but lost according to the final vote count.Gilmer has engaged with QAnon hashtags over social media, including his Instagram account.QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistTransactionalGilmer has engaged with QAnon hashtags over social media, including his Instagram account.https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://archive.is/e53xghttps://archive.is/moGB7https://archive.is/94PK6https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020SammyGindiRepublicanU.S. House New Jersey District 6FederalWest Long BranchNew Jersey2020NewInactive7/7/2020LostN/Ahttps://www.gindiforcongress.com/; https://www.facebook.com/Gindiforcongress/; https://www.twitter.com/Gindi4Congress; https://www.instagram.com/p/CBlFrW1gkq2/NoGindi stood as a Republican write-in candidate for U.S. House New Jersey District 6 but lost in the primary election in July 2020.Gindi has engaged with QAnon slogans on Twitter, and movement hashtags on Twitter and Instagram campaign accounts.QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistTransactionalGindi has engaged with QAnon slogans on Twitter, and movement hashtags on Twitter and Instagram campaign accounts.https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://archive.vn/0UjjVhttps://archive.vn/C3zRBhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020NicholasGladdenRepublicanU.S. House Maryland District 8FederalFrederickFrederickMaryland2020NewInactive6/2/2020LostN/Ahttp://gladdenforcongress.com/; http://facebook.com/gladdenforcongress; https://www.twitter.com/MarylandNickG; https://secure.anedot.com/nicholas-gladden/donateNoGladden ran for U.S. House Maryland District 8 but lost in the June 2020 primary election.Gladden tweeted a QAnon hashtag on July 23 from his campaign Twitter account.QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistTransactionalGladden tweeted a QAnon hashtag on July 23 from his campaign Twitter account.https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://archive.is/S8HTZhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020DerrickGraysonRepublicanU.S. Senate GeorgiaFederalAtlantaGeorgia2020NewActiveN/A11/3/2020https://www.graysonforga.com/; https://www.facebook.com/GraysonForGeorgia/; https://www.twitter.com/Grayson4SenateNoGrayson is running in the special general election for a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia and is on the ballot in November 2020. Grayson also vied for a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia in both 2016 and 2014 but lost in the primary both times.In July 2020, Grayson's campaign Twitter account tweeted about a campaign question and answer session and used QAnon related hashtags. Grayson also appears to have attended an American Patriots USA meeting, took a picture alongside Chester Doles (APUSA) and other extremist figures, and received Doles' endorsement after the meeting.QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistTransactionalIn July 2020, Grayson's campaign Twitter account tweeted about a campaign question and answer session and used QAnon related hashtags.https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://archive.is/andhBhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremistsAmerican Patriots USAHateWhite NationalistTransactionalGrayson appears to have attended an American Patriots USA event, and took a picture that included Chester Doles of APUSA along with other candidates and extremist figures. Following the meeting, Doles endorsed Grayson and his campaign.https://archive.vn/96w4zPDF of Chester Doles saying Derreck Grayson will be at one of their eventshttps://archive.is/Rm4Urhttps://archive.is/s5RV7
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9/28/2020Marjorie TaylorGreeneRepublicanU.S. House Georgia District 14FederalMiltonGeorgia2020NewActive8/11/2020Won_opposed11/3/2020https://greene2020.com/; https://www.facebook.com/MarjorieTaylorGreene/NoGreene won the primary run off for the U.S. House seat in Georgia's 14th District. She will appear on the ballot for the general election in November. According to Ballotpedia, after Politico republished "Facebook videos in which [Greene] expresses racist, Islamophobic and anti-Semitic views," members of Republican Party leadership responded by condemning Greene's comments in June 2020. (https://archive.is/jvidO)According to Vice, Greene published a Facebook post in 2018 referring to a post by "Q" from QAnon as “awesome” and also published the QAnon slogan on Facebook and Twitter with the QAnon catchphrase, “trust the plan.” In addition to the catchphrase, Greene used the hashtag #GreatAwakening, which is associated with the QAnon movement. She has also appeared on video describing “Q” as a “patriot’ and “worth listening to.” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution noted that Greene offered to walk her supporters through the entire QAnon conspiracy theory in a since deleted Tweet. Greene has since walked back her association with QAnon saying she has chosen "another path." In February 2020, Greene posed with Chester Doles and other members of American Patriots USA, a designated hate group, behind an APUSA banner. Doles and other members of APUSA have campaigned for Greene's election on their social media platforms and Greene allegedly has yet to denounce the group. Greene appears to have a friendly relationship with Chris Hill, leader of the Three Percent Security Force militia, and appeared in a picture with him and other members of the militia during an event against “red flag” gun laws in Atlanta. In April 2020, Greene posted on Facebook that she was “extremely honored to receive the backing of Gun Owners of America," a designated antigovernment extremist group. QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistTransactionalAccording to Vice, Greene published a Facebook post in 2018 referring to a post by Q as “awesome” and also published the QAnon slogan on Facebook and Twitter with the QAnon catchphrase, “trust the plan.” In addition to the catchphrase, Greene used the #GreatAwakening, which is associated with the QAnon movement. There also is a video of her describing “Q” as a “patriot" and “worth listening to.” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution noted that Greene offered to walk her supporters through the entire QAnon conspiracy theory in a since deleted Tweet. Greene has since walked back her association with QAnon saying she has chosen "another path."https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://archive.is/Rz1a0https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XsaFuEXRV4https://www.mediamatters.org/media/3846101https://www.ajc.com/blog/politics/the-jolt-when-industry-and-neighborhoods-mix-trouble-often-follows/L8ZzpatPYdC2utJzcvj1vM/https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/08/16/marjorie-taylor-greene-how-outspoken-maga-fan-built-following-world-extremistshttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/09/09/congressional-candidate-marjorie-taylor-greene-has-several-ties-conspiracy-hate-groupshttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremistsAmerican Patriots USAHateWhite NationalistTransactionalIn February 2020, Greene posed with Doles and other members of APUSA, a designated hate group, behind an APUSA banner. Doles and other members of APUSA have campaigned for Greene's election on their social media platforms.https://archive.is/ZOoLghttps://www.ajc.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/georgia-candidates-embrace-group-with-extremist-ties/LtUVaLX44kEFMvK7ECIOdP/https://archive.is/3B1iShttps://archive.is/96w4zThree Percent Security ForceAntigovernmentMilitiaTransactionalGreene appears to have a friendly relationship with Chris Hill, leader of the Three Percent Security Force militia, and appeared in a picture with him and other members of the antigovernment militia during an event against “red flag” gun laws in Atlanta. https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/09/09/congressional-candidate-marjorie-taylor-greene-has-several-ties-conspiracy-hate-groupshttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/08/16/marjorie-taylor-greene-how-outspoken-maga-fan-built-following-world-extremistshttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/09/06/three-percent-security-forces-split-highlights-plague-infightingGun Owners of AmericaAntigovernmentGeneral PatriotTransactionalIn April 2020, Greene posted on Facebook that she was “extremely honored to receive the backing of Gun Owners of America." Gun Owners of American is listed as an antigovernment extremist group by SPLC.https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/09/09/congressional-candidate-marjorie-taylor-greene-has-several-ties-conspiracy-hate-groupshttps://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/individual/larry-pratt
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9/28/2020WarrenGroverRepublicanBoise County Precinct CommitteemanCountyBoiseBoiseIdaho2020NewInactive5/19/2020LostN/Ahttps://archive.is/zAXgU#selection-779.0-779.217NoGrover ran as a write-in candidate for election to be a Boise County Precinct Committeeman; Grover lost in the primary election (https://www.livevoterturnout.com/Idaho/LiveResults/15/en/Index_112.html).Grover heads the anti-Muslim hate group G416 Patriots in Idaho and was formerly involved with the Treasure Valley ACT for America chapter. In his bid for precinct committeeman, Grover bragged about being "active in several different organizations including Ada County Tea Party, Oath Keepers, Ada County Militia, John Birch Society, Treasure Valley Act! for America." He lost in a crowded primary for the position.G416 PatriotsHateAnti-MuslimLeaderGrover co-leads the Idaho chapter of anti-Muslim group G416 Patriots.https://archive.is/zAXgU#selection-795.13-795.217https://www.livevoterturnout.com/Idaho/LiveResults/15/en/Index_112.htmlhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/02/12/foia-documents-reveal-how-anti-muslim-groups-use-idaho-state-representative-eric-redmanhttps://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2019/spurned-burned-anti-muslim-extremists-rebuff-prominent-chapter-leaderhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/06/05/anti-muslim-roundup-6518
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9/28/2020DonGrundmannIndependentU.S. House California District 15FederalSanta ClaraSanta ClaraCalifornia2020NewInactive3/3/2020LostN/Ahttp://www.fight-the-power.org/NoDon Grundmann ran to represent California's 15th Congressional District, losing in the March 2020 primary. Grundmann also ran for U.S. President as Constitution Party candidate in 2020. Grundmann ran for U.S. Senate in California in 2012 and 2016 as an independent candidate but was not elected.Grundmann ran but was not selected as the presidential nominee for the Constitution Party at their national convention (held telephonically) on May 1-2, 2020. Grundmann hosted a straight pride event on August 29, 2020 in Modesto where he was joined by the Proud Boys and militia groups. The Modesto Bee reported that Grundmann said "he did not coordinate with the militia groups and Proud Boys, but called their causes related."Constitution PartyAntigovernmentGeneral PatriotMemberGrundmann ran but was not selected as the presidential nominee for the Constitution Party at their national convention (held telephonically) on May 1-2, 2020.https://archive.is/N2zzvhttps://www.cnn.com/2019/08/09/us/modesto-city-council-straight-pride-parade-trnd/index.htmlhttps://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2003/constitution-party-hopes-take-politics-extreme-2004Proud BoysHateGeneral HateTransactionalGrundmann hosted a straight pride event on August 29, 2020 in Modesto where he was joined by the Proud Boys and militia groups. The Modesto Bee reported that Grundmann said "he did not coordinate with the militia groups and Proud Boys, but called their causes related."https://www.modbee.com/news/local/article245355575.htmlhttps://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/group/proud-boyshttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/04/27/anti-lockdown-rallies-are-providing-opening-proud-boys-and-other-far-right-extremists
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9/28/2020Don GrundmannConstitutionU.S. PresidentFederalSanta ClaraSanta ClaraCalifornia2020NewInactive5/1/2020LostN/Ahttp://www.fight-the-power.org/NoDon Grundmann ran to represent California's 15th Congressional District, losing in the March 2020 primary. Grundmann also ran for U.S. President as Constitution Party candidate in 2020. Grundmann ran for U.S. Senate in California in 2012 and 2016 as an independent candidate but was not elected.Grundmann ran but was not selected as the presidential nominee for the Constitution Party at their national convention (held telephonically) on May 1-2, 2020. The Constitution Party is an antigovernment extremist organization listed by SPLC. Grundmann hosted a straight pride event on August 29, 2020 in Modesto where he was joined by the Proud Boys and militia groups. The Modesto Bee reported that Grundmann said "he did not coordinate with the militia groups and Proud Boys, but called their causes related."Constitution PartyAntigovernmentGeneral PatriotMemberGrundmann ran but was not selected as the presidential nominee for the Constitution Party at their national convention (held telephonically) on May 1-2, 2020. The Constitution Party is an antigovernment extremist organization listed by SPLC. https://archive.is/N2zzvhttps://www.cnn.com/2019/08/09/us/modesto-city-council-straight-pride-parade-trnd/index.htmlhttps://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2003/constitution-party-hopes-take-politics-extreme-2004Proud BoysHateGeneral HateTransactionalGrundmann hosted a straight pride event on August 29, 2020 in Modesto where he was joined by the Proud Boys and militia groups. The Modesto Bee reported that Grundmann said "he did not coordinate with the militia groups and Proud Boys, but called their causes related."https://www.modbee.com/news/local/article245355575.htmlhttps://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/group/proud-boyshttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/04/27/anti-lockdown-rallies-are-providing-opening-proud-boys-and-other-far-right-extremists
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9/28/2020MattGurtlerRepublicanU.S. House Georgia District 9FederalTigerRabunGeorgia2020NewInactive8/11/2020LostN/Ahttps://www.mattgurtlerforcongress.com/; https://www.facebook.com/matthewgurtler/Yes, Georgia House District 9Gurtler ran for U.S. House to represent Georgia's 9th District but lost in the August 2020 primary. Gurtler currently is a representative for District 8 in the Georgia House of Representatives. Gurtler first was elected to the Georgia House in 2016 and was re-elected in 2018. His term ends in January of 2021.Gurtler attended and spoke at an American Patriots USA meeting. He took a picture with Chester Doles (APUSA) and Michael Boggus, who has ties to the antigovernment extremist movement, in front of an APUSA poster.American Patriots USAHateWhite NationalistTransactionalGurtler attended and spoke at an American Patriots USA meeting. He took a picture with Chester Doles (APUSA) and Michael Boggus, who has ties to the antigovernment extremist movement, in front of an APUSA poster.https://www.ajc.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/georgia-candidates-embrace-group-with-extremist-ties/LtUVaLX44kEFMvK7ECIOdP/https://archive.vn/ZOoLghttps://archive.vn/s5RV7https://archive.vn/96w4z
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9/28/2020JamesHafemanJim HafemanConstitutionMichigan House District 109StateMichigan2020NewActive7/25/2020Won_unknown11/3/2020http://www.hafeman.com/NoThe Michigan affiliate of the national Constitution Party goes by the name the U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan. The Constitution Party's former name was the U.S. Taxpayers Party. Haferman is the U.S. Taxpayers Party nominee to represent District 109 in the State House in the November 2020 general election. In 2012, Hafeman ran as a Republican candidate for Michigan House District 109 but was not elected.Hafeman is running as a member of the U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan, which is the name of the Constitution Party in the state of Miichigan. The Constitution Party is an antigovernment extremist organization listed by SPLC. Constitution PartyAntigovernmentGeneral PatriotMemberHafeman is running as a member of the U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan, which is the name of the Constitution Party in the state of Miichigan. The Constitution Party is an antigovernment extremist organization listed by SPLC. https://archive.vn/NNxA7https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2003/constitution-party-hopes-take-politics-extreme-2004
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9/28/2020AlisonHaydenRepublicanU.S. House California District 15FederalHaywardCalifornia2020NewActive3/3/2020Won_opposed11/3/2020https://alison-hayden-for-congress1.constantcontactsites.com/; https://www.facebook.com/alisoncongress2020/; https://www.twitter.com/Alison4CongressNoHayden is running for U.S. House in California's 15th District and will be on the ballot for the general election in November 2020. Hayden has worked as a special education teacher.Alison Hayden shared Qanon related content, slogans and hashtags from her campaign's Twitter account. QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistTransactionalAlison Hayden shared Qanon related content, slogans and hashtags from her campaign's Twitter account. https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://archive.vn/7Z02whttps://archive.is/9tHPehttps://archive.is/JhTNOhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020Kevin E.HayesConstitutionU.S. Senate North CarolinaFederalNorth Carolina2020NewActiveN/A11/3/2020https://hayesforussenate.com/NoThe Constitution Party primary for this office, which was scheduled for March 2020, was canceled. Hayes, a Constitution Party candidate, will be on the general election ballot in November 2020. Hayes has previously run for the North Carolina House of Representatives Disctrict 4 seat in both 2012 and then again in 2018. Although his initial 2012 campaign was under the Libertarian ticket, since 2018 he has positioned himself as a Constituion Party candidate. Hayes is running as a Constitution Party candidate. The Constitution Party is an antigovernment extremist organization listed by SPLC. Constitution PartyAntigovernmentGeneral PatriotMemberHayes is running as a Constitution Party candidate. The Constitution Party is an antigovernment extremist organization listed by SPLC. https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article244473982.htmlhttps://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2003/constitution-party-hopes-take-politics-extreme-2004
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9/28/2020WinnieHeartstrongWinnie ObikeRepublicanU.S. House Missouri District 1FederalSt. LouisSt. Louis CityMissouri2020NewInactive8/4/2020LostN/Ahttp://www.winnieheartstrong.vote/; https://www.facebook.com/WinnieObike/; https://www.twitter.com/realDrWinnieNoHeartstrong ran for U.S. House Missouri District 1 but was defeated in the August 2020 primary election. In 2018, Heartstrong ran for Missouri State House District 22 but was defeated in the general election.As reported by Media Matters, Winnie Heartstrong has tweeted a QAnon hashtag on her campaign Twitter, #THANQ. She has also praised the movement. Heartstrong was interviewed and participated in a July 5, 2020 episode of the QAnon-supporting podcast Humourous Mathmatics.QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistTransactionalAs reported by Media Matters, Winnie Heartstrong has tweeted a QAnon hashtag on her campaign Twitter, #THANQ. She has also praised the movement. Heartstrong was interviewed and participated in a July 5, 2020 episode of the QAnon-supporting podcast Humourous Mathmatics.https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://archive.is/ztIBEhttps://archive.is/Pbuwhhttps://archive.is/YOFSmhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020RichHelmsRepublicanU.S. House Texas District 33FederalIrvingTexas2020NewInactive3/3/2020N/AN/Ahttps://twitter.com/helms2020; https://secure.winred.com/helms-for-congress/donateNoHelms ran as a Republican for U.S. House in Texas' District 33. Helms withdrew his candidacy in advance of the Texas primary. As reported by others, Helms has engaged with QAnon movement slogans, hashtags and posts by other users containing QAnon-related content.QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistTransactionalAs reported by others, Helms has engaged with QAnon movement slogans, hashtags and posts by other users containing QAnon-related content.https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/qanon-candidates-fringe-conspiracy-theory-moves-closer-political-mainstream-n1078216https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020GaryHeyerRepublicanMinnesota House District 50BStateBloomingtonMinnesota2020NewActiveN/A11/3/2020https://www.votegaryheyer.com/; https://www.facebook.com/garyeheyer; https://www.facebook.com/VoteGaryHeyer/NoHeyer is running for Minnesota State House District 50B. The primary scheduled for 8/11/2020 was cancelled, so Heyer automatically advanced to the general election on 11/3/2020. Heyer also ran for U.S. House for Minnesota's District 3 but he withdrew before the November 3rd general election.According to Media Matters, Heyer once referred to himself as the “Independent #QPlan Candidate” in his Twitter profile. He has peddled QAnon conspiracies on social media, and in Dec 2019 he posted a video on Twitter where claimed he was “inviting all of the churchgoers to partake in the great awakening," as he filmed a sign with the known QAnon slogan WWG1WGA.QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistIdeologicalAccording to Media Matters, Heyer once referred to himself as the “Independent #QPlan Candidate” in his Twitter profile. He has peddled QAnon conspiracies on social media, and in Dec 2019 he posted a video on Twitter where claimed he was “inviting all of the churchgoers to partake in the great awakening," as he filmed a sign with the known QAnon slogan WWG1WGA.https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://archive.is/XGmwFhttps://www.startribune.com/6-gop-endorsed-candidates-in-minnesota-back-conspiracy-theory-of-qanon/572489641/https://www.mediamatters.org/media/3847376https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020GaryHeyerRepublicanU.S. House Minnesota District 3FederalBloomingtonMinnesota2020NewInactive8/11/2020N/AN/Ahttps://www.votegaryheyer.com/; https://www.facebook.com/garyeheyer; https://www.facebook.com/VoteGaryHeyer/NoHeyer withdrew his candidacy for U.S. House for Minnesota's 3rd District before the election but is running for Minnesota State House District 50B and will be on the ballot for the general election in November 2020.According to Media Matters, Heyer once referred to himself as the “Independent #QPlan Candidate” in his Twitter profile. He has peddled QAnon conspiracies on social media, and in Dec 2019 he posted a video on Twitter where claimed he was “inviting all of the churchgoers to partake in the great awakening," as he filmed a sign with the known QAnon slogan WWG1WGA.QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistIdeologicalAccording to Media Matters, Heyer once referred to himself as the “Independent #QPlan Candidate” in his Twitter profile. He has peddled QAnon conspiracies on social media, and in Dec 2019 he posted a video on Twitter where claimed he was “inviting all of the churchgoers to partake in the great awakening," as he filmed a sign with the known QAnon slogan WWG1WGA.https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://archive.is/XGmwFhttps://www.startribune.com/6-gop-endorsed-candidates-in-minnesota-back-conspiracy-theory-of-qanon/572489641/https://www.mediamatters.org/media/3847376https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020ClayHigginsRepublicanU.S. House Louisiana District 3FederalLafayetteLouisiana2020IncumbentActive11/3/202012/5/2020https://captainhiggins.com/; https://www.facebook.com/CongressmanClayHiggins/; https://www.twitter.com/CaptClayHigginsYes, U.S. House Louisiana District 3Higgins was elected to the U.S. House Louisiana District 3 in 2016. He was re-elected in 2018. His term ends in January 2021, but he is running for re-election and is on the blanket primary ballot in 2020.In 2017, a month after he had been billed as a speaker at a Rally for Free Speech, headlined by Richard Spencer, Higgins instead was a speaker at a rally organized by the Oath Keepers. Though Higgins denied he said he would attend the rally featuring Spencer and others, he addressed Oath Keepers and others at the Rally for America in July 2017. Then, in 2018, at a campaign event in Lafayette, Higgins sold shirts with the logo of the Three Percenters.Oath KeepersAntigovernmentMilitiaTransactionalIn 2017, a month after he had been billed as a speaker at a Rally for Free Speech, headlined by Richard Spencer, Higgins instead was a speaker at a rally organized by the Oath Keepers. Though Higgins denied he said he would attend the rally featuring Spencer and others, he addressed Oath Keepers and others at the Rally for America in July 2017. https://www.bayoubrief.com/2018/08/13/captain-of-the-militia/https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2019/hate-goes-washingtonhttps://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/group/oath-keepersThe Three Percenters-III%ersAntigovernmentMilitiaTransactionalIn 2018, at a campaign event in Lafayette, Higgins sold shirts with the logo of the Three Percenters.https://www.bayoubrief.com/2018/08/13/captain-of-the-militia/
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9/28/2020LarryHolmquistRepublicanU.S. Senate North CarolinaFederalGreensboroNorth Carolina2020NewInactive3/3/2020LostN/ANoLarry Holmquist is a Republican Party candidate who ran for U.S. Senate in North Carolina. He was defeated in the March 2020 primary election. Holmquist also ran for U.S. Senate in North Carolina in 2016 but lost in the primary.Holmquist received an endorsement from Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC), an anti-immigrant hate group. Holmquist accepted and shared the endorsement on his campaign Facebook page. In a Feb. 19 Facebook post, Holmquist wrote, "ANY Republican who has a hand in another traitorous amnesty should be tarred, feathered, and voted out of office ASAP!"Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC)HateAnti-ImmigrantTransactionalHolmquist received an endorsement from Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC), an anti-immigrant hate group. Holmquist accepted and shared the endorsement on his campaign Facebook page.https://archive.vn/li610https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2011/08/23/nativist-leader-says-violence-may-be-needed-save-%E2%80%98white-america%E2%80%99https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2012/01/27/nativist-leader-recasts-immigration-fight-religious-crusade
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9/28/2020BobbyJeffriesRepublicanU.S. House Pennsylvania District 10FederalHersheyPennsylvania2020NewInactive6/2/2020N/AN/Ahttps://www.facebook.com/BobbyJeffriesForAmerica/; https://www.bobbyjeffriesforpa.com/NoJeffries ran as a Republican candidate for U.S. House in Pennsylvania's 10th District but dropped out in January 2020. Jeffries also ran for Pennsylvania House District 106 in 2020 but again dropped out early.In April 2018, Jeffries tweeted "#QAnon for the win!” from his campaign account and repeatedly tweeted the known QAnon slogan #WWG1WGA in 2019 and 2020. Jeffries also planned an event in December 2019 called the "American First Xmas Bash" and invited a member of the Proud Boys to be a featured speaker.QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistTransactionalJeffries has a track record of tweeting the known QAnon slogan #WWG1WGA.https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://web.archive.org/web/20200706080903/https://twitter.com/BobbyJeffriesPA/status/980632657070567424https://archive.is/2FhuYhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremistsProud BoysHateGeneral HateIdeologicalIn December 2019, Jeffries apparently hosted an event, "America First Xmas Bash," at which Enrique Tarrio, chairman of the Proud Boys, was invited to speak. https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/politics/2019/12/05/perry-challenger-jeffries-hosting-christmas-party-white-nationalist-leader/2620484001/https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/politics/2019/12/09/hershey-brew-pub-has-cancelled-pro-president-donald-trump-pro-roger-stone-christmas-party-after-comp/2631331001/https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/group/proud-boyshttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/04/27/anti-lockdown-rallies-are-providing-opening-proud-boys-and-other-far-right-extremists
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9/28/2020BobbyJeffriesRepublicanPennsylvania House District 106StateHersheyPennsylvania2020NewInactive6/2/2020N/AN/Ahttps://www.facebook.com/BobbyJeffriesForAmerica/; https://www.bobbyjeffriesforpa.com/NoJeffries ran for Pennsylvania House District 106th before dropping out ahead of the primary election. He also ran for U.S. Congress to represent Pennsylvania's 10th District but dropped out early.In April 2018, Jeffries tweeted "#QAnon for the win!” from his campaign account and repeatedly tweeted the known QAnon slogan #WWG1WGA in 2019 and 2020. Jeffries also planned an event in December 2019 called the "American First Xmas Bash" and invited a member of the Proud Boys to be a featured speaker.QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistTransactionalJeffries has a track record of tweeting the known QAnon slogan #WWG1WGA.https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://web.archive.org/web/20200706080903/https://twitter.com/BobbyJeffriesPA/status/980632657070567424https://archive.is/2FhuYhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremistsProud BoysHateGeneral HateIdeologicalIn December 2019, Jeffries apparently hosted an event, "America First Xmas Bash," at which Enrique Tarrio, chairman of the Proud Boys, was invited to speak. https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/politics/2019/12/05/perry-challenger-jeffries-hosting-christmas-party-white-nationalist-leader/2620484001/https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/politics/2019/12/09/hershey-brew-pub-has-cancelled-pro-president-donald-trump-pro-roger-stone-christmas-party-after-comp/2631331001/https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/group/proud-boyshttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/04/27/anti-lockdown-rallies-are-providing-opening-proud-boys-and-other-far-right-extremists
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9/28/2020Patrick HenryJones RepublicanShasta County Supervisor District 4CountyShastaCalifornia 2020NewActive3/3/2020Won_opposed11/3/2020https://www.facebook.com/patrickhenryjones4supervisor/NoJones will be in a runoff election against District 4 Supervisor incumbent, Steve Morgan, on November 3, 2020. Jones is a former two-term Redding City council member (2006-2014). Jones is also a former mayor of the city of Redding, California (2010). In 2019, Jones ran as a Republican candidate for the California State Assembly in District 1 but lost in the primary. The speech he gave to the State of Jefferson was during his Assembly campaign. Jones owns and runs a gun shop.Jones spoke at an event on February 15, 2020 that was hosted by the State of Jefferson, along with other groups. Jones spoke in support of the State of Jefferson in June 2019 during his then campaign, saying he believed in the cause. State of Jefferson FormationAntigovernmentGeneral PatriotTransactionalJones spoke to the State of Jefferson in June 2019 and when he was asked how having him in Sacramento would help Jefferson he said, "I believe in the cause" and noted the importance of "knowing that it's right for Northern California."Video of Jones answering an audience question about how electing him with help Jeffersonhttps://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2017/splitting-difference"Well first, I believe, I believe in the cause. That's always important, believing in something and knowing that it's right for Northern California. I think we will be far better off cust from the nonsense, just like we saw today. And in my work, in the gun world, in the firearm world, we're being eaten alive. We're not going to have any firearms at this pace. So I truly believe the best scenario is to cut ourselves off from Sacramento and having a new state and personally I don't care what we call it. It could be State of Jefferson. It could be called peanut butter. I would vote for it. And so I beleive in it because we're just simply different. When you go down to the Bay Area and beyond you'll see that mentality. It's a different mentality. We are different types of people, and we should have our own state to be freely allowed to govern the way we believe is best for us and we let them be. They can govern and continue to do those things but let us be." Patrick Jones, Shasta County District 4 Supervisor during his campaign for California District 1 Assembly (on video).
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9/28/2020JoJorgensenLibertarianU.S. PresidentFederalGreenvilleGreenvilleSouth Carolina2020NewActive5/23/2020Won_opposed11/3/2020https://joj2020.com/; https://www.facebook.com/JoJorgensen2020/NoThe Libertarian Party selected Jorgensen as its presidential nominee on May 23, 2020, during the Libertarian National Convention. Spike Cohen was selected as the party's vice-presidential nominee the next day. Jorgensen is a Senior Lecturer of psychology at Clemson University.Jorgensen appeared on a Boogaloo show "Road 2 Liberty" and has received endorsements from several boogaloo movement members.BoogalooUnclassifiedTransactionalJorgensen appeared on a Boogaloo show "Road 2 Liberty" and has received endorsements from several boogaloo movement members.https://archive.vn/qAf22https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jul/06/libertarian-2020-candidate-jo-jorgensen-podcast-boogaloo-movementhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/06/05/boogaloo-started-racist-meme
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9/28/2020PatriceKimblerRepublicanU.S. House California District 36FederalCalifornia2020NewInactive3/3/2020LostN/Ahttps://patricekimblerforcongress.com/; https://www.facebook.com/patricekimblerforcongressNoKimbler ran for U.S. House California District 36 but was defeated in the March 2020 primary election.Kimbler tweeted the known QAnon slogan WWG1WGA at least 19 times from her campaign Twitter account.QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistTransactionalKimbler tweeted QAnon slogans from her campaign Twitter account. https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://archive.is/RSpnuhttps://archive.is/uVQ8ehttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020Angela StantonKingRepublicanU.S. House Georgia District 5 FederalAtlantaFulton, DeKalb, ClaytonGeorgia2020NewActive6/9/2020Won_unopposed11/3/2020https://stantonkingforcongress.com/; https://www.angelastantonepk.com/; https://www.twitter.com/theangiestantonNoKing is running for U.S. House in Georgia District 5 as a Republican candidate. King won the June 2020 primary. She will appear on the general election ballot in November.King, the goddaughter of Alveda King, is running as a Republican for the late John Lewis's congressional seat. Due to his death, she is now running against Democratic state senator Nikema Williams. King was convicted on federal conspiracy charges for her role in a vehicle-theft ring in 2004. She was pardoned by Trump and has become an author and TV personality. She claims her top issue is anti-abortion, but she has also linked LGBTQ people to pedophilia. She has also Tweeted a QAnon rallying cry, "The storm is here" and pushed other QAnon content.Anti-LGBTHateAnti-LGBTIdeologicalKing has claimed to link LGBTQ people to pedophilia.https://archive.is/2WAD5QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistTransactionalKing appears to have tweeted QAnon messages from her social media accounts, and has also shared content from other conspiracy theories related to Pizzagate and 9/11. King was pardoned by President Trump for her participation in a car-theft ring. King has denied believing in QAnon conspiracy theories but appears to continue to share their content on her social media accounts.https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackbrewster/2020/08/07/the-storm-is-here-gop-house-candidate-tweets-qanon-rallying-cry-after-trump-retweets-her/https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/14/us/politics/qanon-politicians-candidates.htmlhttps://news.yahoo.com/conspiracymongering-republican-seeking-john-lewis-seat-gets-social-media-boost-from-trump-154702856.htmlhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020KrisKobachRepublicanU.S. Senate KansasFederalLouisburgKansas2020NewInactive8/4/2020LostN/Ahttps://kriskobach.com/NoKobach was a Republican Party candidate for U.S. Senate in Kansas but lost in the August 2020 primary. Previously, Kobach was the Kansas Secretary of State from 2011 to 2019. In 2018, Kobach ran for Kansas Governor but was defeated in the general election. In 2004, Kobach ran for U.S. House in Kansas' 3rd District but was defeated. Kobach was part of President Trump's transition team. Kris Kobach has been a longtime anti-immigrant activist with connections to the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI), the legal arm of the anti-immigrant hate group Federation for American Immigration Reform. Kobach is considered the chief legal mind in the anti-immigrant movement, having had an outsized role in the development of legislation targeting immigrants. Immigration Reform Law InstituteHateAnti-ImmigrantMemberKobach received funding from the anti-immigrant PAC, U.S. Immigration Reform PAC. This PAC has also donated to Rep. Steven King (R-IA) and Maria Espinoza, national director of the anti-immigrant hate group The Remembrance Project.https://docquery.fec.gov/cgi-bin/fecimg/?202001319184071119https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/08/kris-kobach-senate/https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2017/06/08/kris-kobach-legal-counsel-hate-group-and-architect-unconstitutional-anti-immigrant-lawshttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2015/11/02/what%E2%80%99s-matter-kansas%E2%80%99-kris-kobachhttps://www.splcenter.org/20161118/kris-kobach-lawyer-americas-nativist-movementhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2017/11/09/white-nationalist-spotted-kris-kobach-governor-fundraiser-washington-dc
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9/28/2020ChadKoppieConstitutionU.S. Senate IllinoisFederalGilbertsIllinois2020NewActiveN/A11/3/2020http://www.chadkoppie.com./NoKoppie was disqualified from the election for U.S. Senate in Illinois and will not appear on the general election ballot in November 2020. In 2018, Koppie ran for lieutenant governor of Illinois as a Constitution Party candidate but was defeated. In 2016, Koppie was a write-in Constitution Party candidate for U.S. Senate in Illinois and lost. In 2014, Koppie was a Constitution Party candidate for U.S. Senate in Illinois but was not on the general election ballot because he failed to file before the deadline.Koppie is running for U.S. Senate for Illinois as a Constitution Party candidate. The Constitution Party is an antigovernment extremist organization listed by SPLC. Constitution PartyAntigovernmentGeneral PatriotMemberKoppie is running for U.S. Senate for Illinois as a Constitution Party candidate. The Constitution Party is an antigovernment extremist organization listed by SPLC. https://www.peoriapublicradio.org/post/kanye-west-leonard-peltier-and-others-file-fall-ballot-illinois#stream/0https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2003/constitution-party-hopes-take-politics-extreme-2004
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9/28/2020AmberKrabachRepublicanWashington House District 45 Position 2StateRedmondKingWashington2020NewActive8/4/2020Won_unopposed11/3/2020https://www.ak4wa.org/; https://www.facebook.com/AK4WA/; https://www.twitter.com/AK4WANoKrabach is running as a Republican candidate for Washington State House in District 45 Position 2. Krabach made it through the August 2020 primary and will be on the general election ballot in November.Krabach has used her social media accounts, specifically her campaign Twitter account, to convey her support of QAnon. An April 30, 2020 tweet from her campaign account stated, "THIS is why I follow the Q." She has tweeted "Q is confirmed."QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistIdeologicalKrabach has used her social media accounts, specifically her campaign Twitter account, to convey her support of QAnon. An April 30, 2020 tweet from her campaign account stated, "THIS is why I follow the Q." She has tweeted "Q is confirmed."https://archive.is/EQFKxhttps://archive.is/C467Zhttps://archive.is/Lqpdxhttps://archive.is/PA3gjhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020CharlesKrautConstitutionU.S. PresidentFederalLexingtonRockbridgeVirginia2020NewInactive5/1/2020LostN/Ahttp://cwk2020.com/; https://www.facebook.com/cwkraut/NoKraut failed to get the majority vote for presidential nominee at the Constitution Party national convention that took place on May 1-2, 2020.Kraut ran to be a Constitution Party candidate in 2020. The Constitution Party is an antigovernment extremist organization listed by SPLC. Constitution PartyAntigovernmentGeneral PatriotMemberKraut ran to be a Constitution Party candidate in 2020. The Constitution Party is an antigovernment extremist organization listed by SPLC.https://archive.is/C2OCghttps://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2003/constitution-party-hopes-take-politics-extreme-2004
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9/28/2020MarkLambRepublicanPinal County Sheriff CountyPinalArizona2020IncumbentActive8/4/2020Won_unopposed11/3/2020https://twitter.com/sherifflamb1; https://www.sherifflamb.com/Yes, Pinal County SheriffLamb is running unopposed for sheriff in the November general election as there are no opponents from other parties.Lamb is a constitutional sheriff and member of CSPOA, an antigovernment extremist group listed by SPLC. Lamb also spoke at a RidersUSA second amendment event in 2020. Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers AssociationAntigovernmentConstitutional SheriffMemberLamb was described as a constitutional sheriff and member of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association in a 2017 CSPOA newsletter.https://archive.is/QZ3pihttps://archive.vn/whiY3https://www.splcenter.org/news/2016/08/03/intelligence-report-constitutional-sheriffs-movement-spreads-promotes-defiance-federal-lawsRiders United for a Sovereign America, Corp.AntigovernmentGeneral PatriotIdeological In 2020, Lamb was a featured speaker and participant at a second amendment event that was sponsored by Riders USA. Other attendees of the event included militia and boogaloo members.https://www.azcentral.com/picture-gallery/news/local/phoenix/2020/02/15/second-amendment-rally-riders-usa-gun-freedom-radio-az-firearms-2020/4774234002/https://archive.is/AfAJ9https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/02/05/anti-immigrant-group-riders-usa-might-not-what-they-hear-domestic-terrorism-lecture-arizona
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9/28/2020LeonLawsonOtherWashington GovernorStateSheltonMasonWashington2020NewInactive8/4/2020LostN/Ahttps://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Political-Candidate/Lawson-for-Gov-111711927218435/NoLawson ran for election to become Governor of Washington as a Trump Republican Party candidate. Lawson was defeated in the August 2020 primary election.Lawson has posted and verbally proclaimed WWG1WGA, which is a prominent QAnon related term, on various of his social media accounts. He also included the known QAnon slogan "WWG1WGA" as a part of the biography and key messages he submitted to ballotpedia ahead of the 2020 election.QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistIdeologicalLawson has posted and verbally proclaimed WWG1WGA, which is a prominent QAnon related term, on various of his social media accounts. He also included the known QAnon slogan "WWG1WGA" as a part of the biography and key messages he submitted to ballotpedia ahead of the 2020 election.https://archive.vn/iGkuHhttps://archive.is/mz0Wdhttps://archive.vn/scLozhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists
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9/28/2020DouglasLevesqueConstitutionMichigan State Board of Education (at-large seat)StateMichigan2020NewActive7/25/2020Won_unknown11/3/2020NoThe Michigan affiliate of the national Constitution Party goes by the name the U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan. The Constitution Party's former name was the U.S. Taxpayers Party. Levesque is a candidate running for an at-large seat on the State of Michigan's Board of Education. He advanced from the U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan convention in July 2020 and will appear on the general election ballot in November. Levesque also ran for a seat on the MIchigan State of Board of Education in 2016 and 2018 and lost both times.Levesque is running as a member of the U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan, which is the name of the Constitution Party in the state of Miichigan. The Constitution Party is an antigovernment extremist organization listed by SPLC. Constitution PartyAntigovernmentGeneral PatriotMemberLevesque is running as a member of the U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan, which is the name of the Constitution Party in the state of Miichigan. The Constitution Party is an antigovernment extremist organization listed by SPLC. https://archive.vn/NNxA7https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2003/constitution-party-hopes-take-politics-extreme-2004
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9/28/2020ProLifeMarvin Thomas RichardsonConstitutionU.S. House Idaho District 2FederalLethaIdaho2020NewActiveN/A11/3/2020http://prolife-idaho.com/NoPro-Life, who previously was known as Marvin Thomas Richardson, is a candidate for U.S. House in Idaho's District 2. In 2016, Pro-Life ran for U.S. Senate in Idaho but lost the Constitution Party primary. In 2014 and 2010, Pro-Life ran for Governor of Idaho but was defeated in the general election both times.Pro-Life is running as a Constitution Party candidate. The Constitution Party is an antigovernment extremist organization listed by SPLC. Constitution PartyAntigovernmentGeneral PatriotMemberPro-Life is running as a Constitution Party candidate. The Constitution Party is an antigovernment extremist organization listed by SPLC. https://ballotpedia.org/Pro-Life_(Marvin_Thomas_Richardson)https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2003/constitution-party-hopes-take-politics-extreme-2004
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9/28/2020LauraLoomerRepublicanU.S. House Florida District 21FederalLake WorthPalm BeachFlorida2020NewActive8/18/2020Won_opposed11/3/2020https://lauraloomerforcongress.com/ (archived)NoLoomer is a U.S. Congressional candidate running in Florida's District 21. She moved on from the primary in August 2020 and will be on the general election ballot in November.Loomer is a self-described "proud Islamophobe." In her camaign materials, Loomer lashed out at her Democrat opponent for not being in touch on the "Islamic threat." Loomer has funneled donations through the anti-Muslim group The United West, and has also worked closely with the group's leader Tom Trento. She has also associated with John Guandolo of Undertstanding the Threat and earned the support of him as a candidate. Islamophobia donor Robert Shillman helped backroll Loomer's campaign. She also rallied with Patriot Movement AZ at an event in 2019.The United WestHateAnti-MuslimTransactionalLoomer has funneled donations through the anti-Muslim group The United West and has also worked closely with the group's leader, Tom Trento. https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/the-anti-muslim-hate-group-backing-laura-loomers-independent-journalism/https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/v7gjq9/who-is-donating-to-laura-loomer-florida-alex-jonesUnderstanding the ThreatHateAnti-MuslimTransactionalLoomer partnered with Understanding the Threat to help promote and sell the group's materials. Understanding the Threat also lauded Loomer's primary win, calling her the "Anti-jihadi candidate."https://archive.is/LO2bzhttps://archive.is/syoaUAmerican Freedom Defense InitiativeHateAnti-MuslimMemberLoomer was listed as a reporter for the American Freedom Defense Initiative (an SPLC-desginated hate group) and The Geller Report, two projects associated with anti-Muslim figure Pamela Geller.https://archive.is/HEprQ#selection-847.13-847.93https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2017/08/22/american-freedom-alliance-event-blames-immigrants-california%E2%80%99s-destruction
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9/28/2020DeAnnaLorraineDeAnna Lorraine TesorieroRepublicanU.S. House California District 12FederalSan FranciscoCalifornia2020NewInactive3/3/2020LostN/Ahttps://www.deannaforcongress.com/; https://www.facebook.com/DeannaForCongress/; https://www.twitter.com/DeAnna4CongressNoLorraine was a Republican Party candidate who sought a U.S. House seat in California's District 12. She lost in the March 2020 primary election.On numerous occasions, Lorraine has tweeted about QAnon on her campaign account. According to The Daily Beast, Lorraine has said, “I wouldn’t say that I believed in him or the group or anything, but I do believe in some of the issues that he discusses.” Lorriane also reportedly participated in a Washington DC event that was partially organized by members of the hate group, Proud Boys, and socialized with them as well.QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistTransactionalOn numerous occasions, Lorraine has tweeted about QAnon on her campaign account. According to The Daily Beast, Lorraine has said, “I wouldn’t say that I believed in him or the group or anything, but I do believe in some of the issues that he discusses.”https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://archive.is/tu5Ohhttps://www.thedailybeast.com/laura-loomer-joey-salads-saladino-and-more-right-wing-media-personalities-flood-into-house-raceshttps://archive.vn/eObHqhttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremistsProud BoysHateGeneral HateTransactionalLorraine reportedly participated in the Demand Free Speech rally in DC that apparently was organized, in part, by members of the Proud Boys. She also allegedly was fraternizing with members of the Proud Boys during the weekend of the event as well.https://www.thedailybeast.com/proud-boys-rally-rocked-by-sex-cocaine-allegationshttps://archive.is/QZixOhttps://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/group/proud-boyshttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/04/27/anti-lockdown-rallies-are-providing-opening-proud-boys-and-other-far-right-extremists
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9/28/2020TracyLovvornRepublicanU.S. House Massachusetts District 2FederalNorth GraftonWorcesterMassachusetts2020NewActive9/1/2020Won_unopposed11/3/2020https://tracyforcongress.com/; https://www.facebook.com/TracyforCongress/; https://www.twitter.com/Tracy4CongressNoLovvorn is vying for a U.S. Congressional seat to represent Massachusetts District 2. She moved on from the September 2020 primary and will be on the general election ballot in November. In 2018, Lovvorn also ran for election to the U.S. House to represent Massachusetts' District 2 but was defeated in the general election.Utilizing her campaign's Twitter and Facebook accounts, Lovvorn has posted an image of a bell with the known QAnon slogan #WWG1WGA. Since then, she has gone on to give an interview to New Boston Post (on 9/22/20) where she confirmed she doesn't know much about QAnon but welcomes an opportunity to get the conversation started around issues like child trafficking and pornography.QAnonAntigovernmentConspiracy PropagandistTransactionalUtilizing her campaign's Twitter and Facebook accounts, Lovvorn has posted an image of a bell with the known QAnon slogan #WWG1WGA. Since then, she has gone on to give an interview to New Boston Post (on 9/22/20) where she confirmed she doesn't know much about QAnon but welcomes an opportunity to get the conversation started around issues like child trafficking and pornography.https://archive.is/Gyrsshttps://newbostonpost.com/2020/09/22/mcgovern-gop-opponent-tracy-lovvorn-talks-second-congressional-run-explains-qanon-stance/https://archive.is/C8vn1https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/23/qanon-conspiracy-increasingly-popular-antigovernment-extremists