A man with a history in the white supremacist movement has reportedly posted a series of anti-Semitic campaign signs throughout northern Kentucky as part of his write-in bid to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R).
Television station WLWT reported on Tuesday that the signs, which read “With Jews We Lose,” are part of Robert Ransdell’s longshot candidacy.
Ransdell spoke with WLWT and seemed optimistic about his campaign.
“Online we have had a lot of positive feedback,” he said. “Like I said we’re going to find out what kind of feedback we get once we go out and take it to the people here in the state of Kentucky.”
Ransdell also shared his views on race with the television station.
“I believe that there is no such thing as racial equality,” Ransdell said. “You see that in our cities everyday.”
Ransdell was formerly a leader of the National Alliance and served as the group’s Cincinnati coordinator, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. The SLPC monitors hate groups and has described the National Alliance as “a neo-Nazi organization that was once the most important hate group in America.”
The SLPC noted Ransdell quit the group in October 2012 as part of its implosion.
Since then, he has remained active in other endeavors.
Earlier this year, Ransdell took part in a “White Man March” event in Florence, Ky., according to The Cincinnatti Enquirer, and defended his actions against his critics.
“That is one thing you guys love to say, ‘it is 2014, how can these racists be out here?'” Ransdell told the paper. “Well, it is 2014. It has been six or seven decades since white people stood up for themselves and it is about time we start doing so.”