KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A fringe candidate in Missouri's high-profile U.S. Senate race has been buying radio spots to air anti-Semitic ads goading white people to "unite" and "take our country back."
Glenn Miller, 69, of rural southwest Missouri, has registered as a write-in candidate to replace retiring Republican Sen. Kit Bond. He will likely face U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt, the leading Republican, and Democratic front-runner Secretary of State Robin Carnahan in the November general election.
"I'm going to reach every nook and cranny in the state of Missouri because that's where the votes are," said Miller, who campaigned for Congress in 2006 on a similar platform. He said he collected fewer than 40 votes then.
Miller's ads come a few months after Illinois Republicans condemned candidate Andy Martin's political ad questioning the sexual orientation of Rep. Mark Kirk, the party's front-runner in that U.S. Senate race.
Bond's spokesman Jordan Clothier said his office had received several calls about the ads. Bond finds the language and the ads "abhorrent" and has asked the Federal Communications Commission to conduct an inquiry, he said.
Blunt's spokesman Rich Chrismer said the congressman considered the ads "disgusting." Carnahan's office did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
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