Politics

North Dakota US Senate candidate scrubs social media posts

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A GOP candidate for North Dakota's U.S. Senate seat has acknowledged deleting more than 100 social media posts after entering the race, including one that called anti-Israel protesters "a bunch of Arabs."

Gary Emineth also retweeted an image that called for "no more mosques in America" and shared a Facebook post that compared people on food stamps to animals, CNN reported. The network posted frame-grabs of Emineth's posts.

Emineth acknowledged the posts and said he doesn't apologize for them. He told The Associated Press he might re-post them because they might help him win.

Emineth, a businessman and former North Dakota GOP chairman, is one of two Republicans hoping to face Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in November.


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