While the presidential hopeful claims his views have evolved, he recently described himself as a “white civil rights advocate” to The Daily Beast’s Eve Conant.
Duke last held office in 1992, when he served as a state representative in Louisana. Until 2000, he was Republican executive-committee chairman in his district.
“David Duke is launching a Duke for President exploratory committee, and will soon start a year long tour across America from his home base in Mandeville, LA,” Duke’s website claimed last year. “He plans to speak in every state and gauge the political response to his possible entry into the race for the Republican nomination.”
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