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RJC Statement on Anti-Semitic Robo-Calls in California

Washington, D.C. (May 18, 2018) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition today responded to news reports about anti-Semitic robo-calls in California targeting Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein, who is running for Senate for the sixth time this year.

The statement from RJC said: 

Anti-Semitism is an abhorrent ideology that has no place in the American political arena. The Republican Jewish Coalition condemns the anti-Semitic robo-calls targeting Senator Dianne Feinstein and denounces Patrick Little, the neo-Nazi on the California ballot who was praised in the robo-calls.

Little, who listed himself as a Republican when he registered his candidacy for Senate in California, is a white nationalist whose anti-Semitic, racist, bigoted views put him far outside of the GOP and civil discourse. 

The RJC encouraged the California Republican Party to publicly denounce Little and the state party has done so in no uncertain terms. The CA GOP barred Little from their state convention two weeks ago. As the Los Angeles Times reported, State GOP executive director Cynthia Bryant said at that time: “There's no room for that kind of hate speech that that man uses” in the GOP. Party spokesman Matt Fleming said: “But in the strongest terms possible, we condemn anti-Semitism and any other form of religious bigotry, just as we do with racism, sexism or anything else that can be construed as a hateful point of view.” (1)

Little would be a complete unknown if not for the media attention given to his disgusting views. Federal records do not show that any money has been raised or spent on his campaign. (2)

One outlier poll published in April, which  named only two of the eleven Republicans on the ballot, had Little running as a distant second in the CA Senate race against the incumbent Feinstein. That poll omitted Republican James P. Bradley, who got more support than Little in more robust polls in the state. (3) But most polls show that Democrat State Senator Kevin de Leon is the frontrunner against Feinstein in California’s top-two primary scheduled for June 5.(4)

Sources:

  1. http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-may-2018-neo-nazi-senate-candidate-kicked-out-of-1525542437-htmlstory.html
  2. https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Robocall-attacks-Dianne-Feinstein-with-12914413.php  
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_California,_2018#Polling
  4. https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Robocall-attacks-Dianne-Feinstein-with-12914413.php