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Holocaust Denier Racks Up Votes in Illinois Primary

Jones ran uncontested in the Republican primary setting up a race between Democratic winner Dan Lipinski in November

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    Art Jones, a Holocaust denier, received more than 20,000 votes in Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District race.

    Jones ran uncontested in the Republican primary setting up a race between Democratic winner Dan Lipinski in November. Incomplete results show Lipinski receiving over 45,000 votes to challenger Marie Newman's 44,000.

    Jones, who years ago was associated with the Nazi Party, got 13,158 votes in suburban Cook County and 3,023 across 10 Chicago wards and 4,093 in Will County.

    Jones has been a perennial candidate on Chicago’s Southwest Side.

    Here is the breakdown of votes for Jones by wards:

    11th Ward: 371

    12th Ward: 61

    13th Ward: 468

    14th Ward: 198

    15th Ward: 25

    16th Ward: 12

    18th Ward: 82

    19th Ward: 1,220

    20th Ward: 4

    23rd Ward: 539

    The Illinois GOP worked to disassociate itself from Jones after it was revealed that he alone would represent the Republican Party in the Congressional District.

    "I am running for this office because I am concerned about the future of our country," Jones' website reads. "I am not now, nor have I ever been a follower of any political party, though I am a registered Republican."

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