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Ron Paul Racist Newsletter Touted in Direct Mailer?
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is already under fire from critics inside the party for a newsletter from 20 years ago (and older) that contained racist charges and carried his name.
The offensive statements were mailed to supporters under his name in the late 1980s and early 1990s and were written in newsletters that were called Ron Paul's Political Report, Ron Paul's Freedom Report and the Ron Paul Survival Report, according to CNN.
Dr. Paul has denied writing the statements or being aware of them at the time they were mailed out, but reporters continue to press for more answers.
While Dr. Paul tries to fend off those charges (he walked out of a CNN interview this week when a reporter continued to question him on the matter), he should expect another volley of criticism.
Reuters news service has published a copy of what they say is a direct-mail solicitation for Ron Paul's newsletters.
It is from "two decades ago" as well.
Read it here.
The letter warned of a "coming race war in our big cities" and of a "federal-homosexual cover-up" to play down the impact of AIDS, reports Reuters.
The direct mailer also touted the newsletter as designed to "tell you how you can save yourself and your family" from an overbearing government.
Dr. Paul has now "distanced himself from the statements in the first newsletters, saying he did not write them, but that he was morally responsible since they carried his name," according to a report from the LA Times.
He has yet to address the new discovery of the direct mailer.
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