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Sen. Hagan Tea Party Challenger Attended Secessionist Rally

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Brannon, furthermore, has also repeatedly said that if elected he would model his tenure as a senator after former Sen. Jesse Helms (R), the longtime North Carolina senator who supported racial segregation. Brannon also said at an event sponsored by RedState.com that he decided to move to North Carolina because Helms was his hero. 

The Mother Jones report also notes that Brannon, who has been endorsed by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) in the GOP primary, has also argued that bipartisan agreements in Congress "enslave" Americans and that the planks of Communism espoused by Karl Marx "are law in our land today." 

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