2613Ron Paul keeps white supremacist donation
- Dec 19, 2007http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071219/ap_po/ron_paul_white_supremacist;_ylt=Aj8kQCw.fM9D2AVrttiwreSs0NUE
Paul keeps white supremacist donation
By BRIAN SKOLOFF, Associated Press Writer Wed Dec 19,
4:27 PM ET
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Republican presidential
hopeful Ron Paul has received a $500 campaign donation
from a white supremacist, and the Texas congressman
doesn't plan to return it, an aide said Wednesday.
Don Black, of West Palm Beach, recently made the
donation, according to campaign filings. He runs a Web
site called Stormfront with the motto, "White Pride
World Wide." The site welcomes postings to the
"Stormfront White Nationalist Community."
"Dr. Paul stands for freedom, peace, prosperity and
inalienable rights. If someone with small ideologies
happens to contribute money to Ron, thinking he can
influence Ron in any way, he's wasted his money," Paul
spokesman Jesse Benton said. "Ron is going to take the
money and try to spread the message of freedom."
"And that's $500 less that this guy has to do whatever
it is that he does," Benton added.
Black said he supports Paul's stance on ending the war
in Iraq, securing U.S. borders and his opposition to
amnesty for illegal immigrants.
"We know that he's not a white nationalist. He says he
isn't and we believe him, but on the issues, there's
only one choice," Black said Wednesday.
"We like his stand on tight borders and opposition to
a police state," Black told The Palm Beach Post
On his Web site, Black says he has been involved in
"the White patriot movement for 30 years."