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Holocaust-denying candidate: antisemitic robocalls not me

(JTA) – A congressional candidate from California whose campaign website features antisemitic posts said he did not authorize a robocall on behalf of his campaign about the Jewish takeover of America. John Fitzgerald, a Republican who is running in a Bay Area district without the support of his party, has posted pieces on his website in recent weeks including “Why Are Powerful Jews Pushing Mass-Immigration And Forced-Multiculturalism Throughout The U.S. And Europe?” as well as others that support Holocaust denial and claim that Jews played a prominent role in the slave trade. The call, paid for by, a White Nationalist organization, asked listeners to “End the Jewish takeover of America and restore our democracy by voting for John Fitzgerald for U.S. Congress.” The call, which was made on July 11, also talked about the “two percent of Jews who have dominance over America” and blames the Jews for the 9/11 terrorist attack. “These seem designed to deliberately alienate the public against me and associate me with actual hate,” Fitzgerald wrote on his campaign website. Fitzgerald finished second with 24.8 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s primary, which will put him on the November ballot. He will face the Democratic incumbent, Rep. Mark DeSaulnier.

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