Former KKK leader and current Skeletor lookalike David Duke announced Friday on Youtube he’s going to run for U.S. Senate in Louisiana.
The registered Republican wants to fill the void left by David Vitter, who left the senate to run unsuccessfully last year for governor. (It seems Vitter’s prostitution scandal of 2002 came back to haunt him, even though the statute of limitations had expired and he was never charged with a crime.)
Duke’s announcement comes at the worst time. State officials in Louisiana are still trying to deal with racial tensions following the July 5 shooting death by two white officers of Alton Sterling, a black Baton Rouge man, as well as the July 17 killing of three law enforcement officers by Gavin Eugene Long.
Despite being a white supremacist, Duke isn’t a stranger to Louisiana politics. He served one term as a state representative for the 81st district near New Orleans from 1989 – 1992. Then also ran unsuccessfully for governor in 1991 against Edwin Edwards, a Democrat.
Duke is also a convicted felon. He plead guilty in 2002 to tax fraud and was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison.