Dressing up as Confederate Soldier didn’t get State Rep. Brett Hulsey attention, so now he’s gone White Hood
Democratic candidate for governor Brett Hulsey plans to hand out white Ku Klux Klan hoods to Wisconsin Republicans to highlight what he says are their racist policies.
Hulsey on Thursday came into the state Capitol press room to show off a white hood he says he made with his daughter’s sewing machine using curtain material he purchased for $1.
Hulsey, a state representative from Madison, is running a long-shot campaign for the Democratic nomination against the better funded and more broadly supported candidate Mary Burke.
Hulsey says he will attempt to hand out the KKK hoods to Republicans as they gather Friday for the state party convention in Milwaukee.
State GOP executive director Joe Fadness calls it a “reprehensible, vile stunt” that should outrage everyone.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel further reports:
The Madison representative running for governor got little attention for his plan announced earlier this week to portray Republicans as modern-day secessionists by dressing up as confederate soldiers and parading outside the GOP convention in Milwaukee.
So Hulsey said that he sewed a handful of Ku Klux Klan hoods to take with him in an attempt to mock Republicans. Standing in the rain outside the state Capitol Thursday without an aide or other sign of a viable campaign in sight, Hulsey showed off the ragged hood he had made to a reporter.
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