David Duke Qualifies For Senate Debate At HBCU
Former KKK leader David Duke recently made the cut to appear on a televised debate held on November 2nd at a historically black university. Potential candidates had to have at least 5% support in the independent Mason-Dixon poll to qualify for the debate, Duke polled at 5.1%.
The controversial debate will be held at Dillard University, a HBCU reports ABC News:
In a phone interview, Duke told ABC News that Raycom contacted him Thursday night and extended an official invitation. Raycom spokeswoman Vicki Zimmerman confirmed.
“I was happy,” Duke said. “We’ve got a great chance.”
Duke founded the white supremacist Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in Louisiana in 1974 and held the title of grand wizard. He founded another white nationalist organization in 1980, the National Association for the Advancement of White People.
He has also ventured before into politics, serving one term as a Republican Louisiana state representative and running in the Democratic presidential primaries in 1988 and the Republican presidential primary contest in 1992. He has also run unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate, the House of Representatives, the Louisiana governorship and the Louisiana State Senate.