White nationalist party pushing candidate for Mesa, Arizona city council
A political party that advocates for white people plans to run a candidate for an East Valley office - and perhaps other elected positions - next year.
Ralph Brandt is seeking a City Council post in Mesa, the same community where J.T. Ready sought the same office five years ago only to later be pictured at a neo-Nazi rally.
Brandt is the Arizona leader of the American Third Position, a political party that is making a push to run candidates in all 50 states.
He said modern-day McCarthyism is at play against people who promote European heritage, and he’s gotten unfriendly responses at times when handing out brochures.
To qualify for the ballot, Brandt must submit 233 signatures to Mesa by May 30 for the August council elections. He said he plans to work on that and he’s also organizing a statewide effort to get the American Third Position Party on Arizona ballots. That requires more than 23,000 signatures. If successful, the party would appear on ballots with Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, the Green Party and the most recent addition, Americans Elect.
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