Miss. Tea Party Senate Candidate Retweets White Supremacist Account

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February 19, 2014 6:00 a.m.

The twitter account belonging to state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R-MS) retweeted a tweet from an account that appears to back a a hard-right Greek political party and regularly publishes white supremacist tweets.

The @senatormcdaniel twitter account on Sunday retweeted a message from RRSmith #WR (@rrsray).

The bio for the account says the author is located in “Occupied CSA.” The description reads: “Nationalist, staunch proponent of 2nd & 10th Amendment, GoldenDawn & Southern Nationalism.” Golden Dawn is a hard-right Greek political group that is often labeled fascist or neo-Nazi.

Tweets from the account regularly have to do with secession and black oppression of whites.

The @senatormcdaniel twitter account is not verified but a number of tweets are in the first person. One, for instance, includes McDaniel and supporters in December.

Reached for comment, McDaniel’s spokesmen did not respond to multiple questions about the tweets.

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In 2013 McDaniel attended at least one Neo-Confederate event in Mississippi. Earlier in the year Mother Jones reported that McDaniel also blamed hip-hop for gun violence.

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