Arthur Jones, a 70-year-old retired insurance agent, holds a variety of reprehensible views.
Arthur Jones, a strident anti-Semite and white supremacist, is the sole Republican nominee for the third congressional district of IL.
"Well first of all, I'm running for Congress not the chancellor of Germany", Art Jones told the Chicago Sun-Times during an interview over the weekend.
But prospects are different for the 2018 for the congressional primary on primary on March 20, which comes even as a surprise to him. All right. To me the Holocaust is what I said it is: "It's an global extortion racket", Jones said to the publication.
Jones" website, setup for his latest congressional run, contains a section titled "The "Holocaust Racket, '" where calls Hitler's systematic liquidation of Europe's Jewish community "the biggest blackest lie in history".
Those views have not receded. That's why the Illinois Republican Party will be stuck with a Holocaust denier as their nominee in Illinois's 3rd Congressional District this fall.
Jones also told the Sun-Times that he's a former leader of the American Nazi Party. On his current campaign website, he has a page devoted to "The Holocaust Racket", espousing bilious anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and calling Jews "blood-thirsty criminal vampires".
Illinois Republicans do not want Jones representing their party.
"The Illinois Republican Party and our country have no place for Nazis like Arthur Jones".
At a neo-Nazi retreat in 2017, Mr Jones was filmed deriding Donald Trump for having "surrounded himself with hordes of Jews", including the president's son-in-law Jared Kushner.
A crowd of over 4,000 people filled the Gospel Tabernacle in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to hear Col. Charles Lindbergh, seen on the speaker's stand in the center, address a rally of the America First Committee.
Jones is all but guaranteed to lose in November to one of the Democratic candidates - incumbent Representative Dan Lipinski or challenger Marie Newman - since the 3rd Congressional District leans heavily to the left. He was removed after running unopposed for the GOP nomination in 2016 when members of the Illinois Republican Party questioned the legitimacy of his nominating petitions, but he appears to have obtained legitimate signatures this time, the Chicago Tribune reports. The seat will nearly certainly go to one of the two candidates facing off in the Democratic primary, incumbent Daniel Lipinski or challenger Marie Newman.