Holocaust denier to run for Congress in Illinois for second time

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CHICAGO (WEHT) – The Illinois Republican Party is condemning a Chicago man running for Congress because he says the Holocaust didn’t happen.

Arthur Jones ran unopposed in the 2018 Republican primary but lost to incumbent Democrat Dan Lipinski in the general election.

Jones had more than 57,000 votes.

Jones is running again, despite strong opposition from the Republican Party.

“We’ll use every means available to us – social media, and our press releases, everything – to ensure that Republican voters do not vote for Arthur Jones in the primary,” said Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider.

This time, Jones will be facing two other Republicans in the primary, which is set for March.

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(This story was originally published on December 13, 2019)

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