Nobody loves me, everybody hates me, I think I'll go eat worms...Glenn Miller ought to make a steady diet out of those worms. It seems that neither of the major political parties want to be associated with the likes of Frazier Glenn Miller and his racist ideology. Yesterday the Democrats said no to the $100 filing fee paid by Miller in his quest for a Congressional seat in the 7th District of Missouri.
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Democrats, Republicans say no to white supremacist candidate
Friday, March 10, 2006
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Missouri Democrats and Republicans have refused to allow a white supremacist to run for Congress on their parties' tickets.
Glenn Miller Jr., who once was the subject of a nationwide manhunt, initially tried to seek the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Roy Blunt for his 7th Congressional District seat. Blunt has until March 28 to file for re-election.
Miller, an Army veteran and retired truck driver, filed Monday with the secretary of state's office. His $100 filing fee was forwarded to the Missouri Democrat Party, which rejected the money, meaning he no longer qualified to run on the Democratic ticket.
"We don't believe he's a Democrat," Jack Cardetti, spokesman for the state party, said Thursday night. "The Democratic Party is the big-tent party, but that does not include white supremacists."
Miller, who lives in Aurora, then said he would file as a Republican. But the state GOP told Miller it also would reject his filing fee.
"As the party of Lincoln, we do not support anybody who is a white supremacist," Jared Craighead, executive director of the state Republican Party, said Friday.
Craighead said Miller had told him he would next try to file as a Libertarian candidate. Miller could not immediately be reached for comment Friday.
Miller had said earlier he might try running as a Libertarian, an independent or a write-in candidate.
"I'm going to exhaust all options to get on the ballot. I'm going to run," Miller told the Springfield News-Leader. "And I'm going to do a lot of campaigning."
Miller, the former leader of the White Patriot Party, became the subject of a national manhunt in 1987, after he violated the terms of his bond while appealing a North Carolina conviction for operating a paramilitary training camp. The search ended after federal agents found Miller and three other men in an Ozark mobile home, which was filled with hand grenades, automatic weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition.
According to the secretary of state's Web site, as of Friday morning, three other people had filed to seek Blunt's seat: Republicans Midge Potts, of Springfield, and Clendon L. Kinder, of Joplin, and Libertarian Kevin Craig, of Powersite.
Potts, whose legal first name is Mitchell, is a transgender activist who has been living as a woman for more than two years. She has said she is comfortable running as a Republican and considers herself a fiscal conservative.