Jun 22, 2015

Ron Johnson Received $1,500 from White Supremacist Linked to Charleston Suspect

Ron Johnson received $1,500 in 2010 and June 2013 from
white supremacist, Earl P. Holt, a review of records
in the Open Secrets site and CampaignMoney.com sites show
Updated - Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson (R) is among many Republicans and Republican-affiliated groups who together received $10,000s in contributions from Earl P. Holt, the notorious white supremacist who is cited by and linked to the Charleston massacre suspect, Dylann Roof. (The Guardian, New York Times, Talking Points Memo)

Ron Johnson received $1,000 in June 2013 from white supremacist Earl P. Holt, a review of records in the Open Secrets site reveals. Johnson also received $500 from Holt in 2010, (No More Mister Nice Blog), a review of records in the CampaignMoney.com site shows.

"The leader of a white supremacist group that has been linked to Dylann Roof, the suspect in the murder of nine African-Americans in a Charleston, S.C., church last week, has donated tens of thousands of dollars to Republican campaigns, including those of 2016 presidential contenders such as Ted Cruz, Rick Santorum and Rand Paul, records show," reports Eric Lichtblau in the Times.

Johnson's D.C. office said "no one is available" in the press office to offer comment.

One fact is beyond dispute mainstream Republicans and white supremacists are intimately connected in politics by the most valued currency, money.

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