A Democratic candidate for a judicial seat in Plainfield, Conn. was forced to answer questions about her husband this week after a watchdog group exposed his ties to the white supremacist movement.
The Norwich Bulletin newspaper reported on Thursday that attorney Anna Zubkova, who is running for a seat as a probate judge, said she does not share the views of her husband, who runs a blog called “Mindweapons of Ragnarok” where he waxes about his views on race and white pride. The newspaper reported that the couple have been married for 17 years.
“He did not have those views when we married, but acquired them after,” Zubkova told the paper. “What am I supposed to do? Divorce him? It’s not unusual for husbands and wives to have different views.”
In response to being “outed” by the media, Zubkova’s husband, Rob Freeman, wrote a post on Friday that welcomed visitors to his site.
“I am pro-white, because so much out there is anti-white,” Freeman wrote. “I am defending that part of my identity that is being attacked. I am not attacking other races, I am defending my own, and I welcome all sincere allies — Black, Hispanic, Jewish, Asian, Muslim, Arab, Persian. If I missed anyone, chime in.”
Freeman was exposed by One People’s Project, a watchdog organization that tracks hate groups.
“He was one of 300 neo-Nazis attending a rally in Pennsylvania and, before that, was at some anti-hate forums in Massachusetts,” One People’s Project founder Daryle Jenkins told the Bulletin. “So we looked him up and created a bio of him.”
Although some among her party’s endorsing committee have expressed a sense of betrayal, Zubkova maintains that her husband’s beliefs are not her own.
“As a judge, I can assure you I would not discriminate against anyone, even based on their beliefs. In my career, I’ve represented clients from many different backgrounds and races, all to the best of my knowledge and ability.”
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