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April 11, 2012 1:42 pm

Congressional Candidate Loses, Blames Reporter Who Published His Holocaust Denial Remarks

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Following his loss in the race for Illinois’s 3rd Congressional district seat in the U.S. Congress, Arthur Jones is blaming his last place finish on a local reporter who published remarks he made about the Holocaust.

“As far as I’m concerned, the Holocaust is nothing more than an international extortion racket by the Jews,” Jones said. “It’s the blackest lie in history. Millions of dollars are being made by Jews telling this tale of woe and misfortune in books, movies, plays and TV,” Jones said in late February.  Laurie Swanson, writing for Patch, published the remarks.

After garnering 11% of the vote in the Republican primary, Jones lashed out at Swanson, calling her “deceptive and cowardly”, according to the Times of Israel, before calling her actions treasonous against America.

Jones says he is a National Socialist “philosophically” and to mark the anniversary of the birth of Adolph Hitler, he organizes a party each and every year at a local banquet hall.

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  • Karen

    Well said Becky-WE NEED MORE people to speak out against the Arthur Jones’ of the world and to support the Brave and FEW truth telling reporters!

  • MH8169

    Ah Becky, I totally agree…you said it all….

  • Becky Blanton

    Arthur, you’re a moron. How you got elected in the first place is a miracle. Have you ever considered that if you HAVE an opinion it’s YOUR opinion and that someone who exposes your hate, vile, anti-Semitic remarks and ignorance is BRAVE, BRILLIANT and the BEST kind of reporter we all need? You are (1) destined for hell (2) destined for obscurity and (3) destined for a Darwin award. How can someone so much in the public eye, exposed to reporters on a daily basis, say something so stupid? STUPID.

    • A REAL American

      Becky, he wasn’t elected, he was running as a candidate in the primary. But everything else you said still holds true.