There’s Racist. And Then There’s Stunningly Racist. Then There’s This GOP Fundraising Email.

By | April 10, 2017

Last week, a fundraising email was circulated in support of David Clarke, Milwaukee’s infamous conservative sheriff. The email was made to look like it came from Rudy Giuliani.

However, it was actually sent by Jack Daly, the self-appointed national chairman of the official draft Sheriff Clarke for Senate effort. Daly wants Sheriff Clarke to unseat liberal stalwart Tammy Baldwin in Wisconsin.

In the course of one email, Daly—who, according to his LinkedIn profile, was counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee from 2006 to 2009 and served as counsel to several Republicans on the committee including Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)—manages to invoke multiple racist images, while simultaneously using the fact that Clarke is black as a point of pride.

The official draft Sheriff David Clarke for U.S. Senate campaign, which is independent of Clarke himself, filed its statement of organization on January 19, the day before Donald Trump’s inauguration. The advisory board contains conservative activists and reality TV star Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman. The official website for the committee describes Clarke as “The Black Rush Limbaugh with a Badge,” referring to the right-wing radio show host who frequently comes under fire for racist and inflammatory remarks. (Mother Jones)

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