Proud Boys member files to run for Sacramento-area Assembly seat
In this photo from January 8, 2022, Proud Boys gather in front of the Oregon state capitol during a protest in support of the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol in Salem, Oregon. - Nathan Howard/Getty Images North America/TNS

An acknowledged member of the Proud Boys, a far-right, white nationalist group, has filed to run for California Assembly against Democratic incumbent Ken Cooley. Jeffrey Erik Perrine last week filed paperwork for the newly-drawn 7th Assembly District, which encompasses much of eastern Sacramento County, including Rancho Cordova, Fair Oaks, Folsom, and Citrus Heights. Perrine last year was expelled from an elected position on the Sacramento County Republican Party's central committee after a report from The Sacramento Bee detailed his ties to the hate group. According to the Southern Poverty La...