Monday, March 08, 2010

Longtime White Civil Rights Activist Tom Metzger Jumps Into Indiana Third District Congressional Race Against Incumbent Mark Souder

Apparently the political campaigns of Billy Roper and Frazier Glenn Miller have become contagious. The latest to be bit by the political bug is longtime white civil rights activist Tom Metzger, who's decided to jump into the race against incumbent Third District Congressman Mark Souder. Media stories published by WANE Channel 15; WANE news video embedded below:



The 71-year-old former Ku Klux Klan Grand Dragon and founder of the now-defunct White Aryan Resistance is campaigning as a write-in candidate. He advertised his candidacy with a small ad in the Warsaw-Times Union Newspaper. It urged people frustrated with "the Republicrats" to "send them a real message." The seven-line ad concluded with "Write in Thomas L. Metzger for Souder's job, 3rd District." Metzger told WANE, "I ran the ad for a week and I might bring some hillbilly bands into town to get the campaign going...They can call me any name they want, but I'm going to tell the truth." Metzger touts himself as pro-union and the candidate for the working class; he is ready to shake up Washington.

Tom Metzger is not exactly a raw rookie at politics. In 1980, he actually won the Democratic Party's nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives in San Diego. He later lost in the general election to the Republican incumbent. In 1982, he received three percent of the vote during a United States Senate run in the Democratic Party Primary. He has yet to put up an official campaign website or blog. Metzger's longtime website is Resist.com, but it is not to be considered an official campaign website.

Tom Metzger was one of the Southern Poverty Law Center's earliest victims of their ongoing judicial terrorism campaign in which they use the civil justice system to deliberately bankrupt and destroy white civil rights groups. In October 1990, the SPLC won $12.5 million in damages against Metzger and his White Aryan Resistance group when a Portland, Oregon, jury held the group liable in the beating death of an Ethiopian immigrant. Meztger lost his home and apparently continues to incrementally pay down his share of the judgment to this day.

Those who want information on how to contribute to Metzger's campaign can contact him as follows:

tm_metzger at yahoo.com

-OR-

Tom Metzger
PO Box 401
Warsaw, IN 46581

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh no! A white nationalist with a realistic political goal? Whoever heard of such a thing?

Anchorage Activist said...

The winds of change are stirring. :-D

Anonymous said...

Tom Metzger is not a good person to run as a candidate. Too much bad baggage.

Anonymous said...

Tom is a great man and would be an asset to any political body.