New Hampshire Candidate Running On "Pro-White" Platform

July 13, 2010 11:33 am ET — Matt Finkelstein

As radical right-wing candidates emerge across the country, a Republican candidate for the New Hampshire State House is running for office on a pro-white platform. 

Ryan J. Murdough is the state chairman of a group called American Third Position — or "A3P" — whose mission is "to represent the political interests of White Americans, because no one else will." (Notably, A3P is actively supporting Arizona's divisive anti-immigration law.) Despite his affiliation with the group, Murdough is running on the Republican ticket in Grafton County's Eighth District.     

In a recent letter to the Concord Monitor, Murdough explained his philosophy:

For far too long white Americans have been told that diversity is something beneficial to their existence. Statistics prove that the opposite is true. New Hampshire residents must seek to preserve their racial identity if we want future generations to have to possibility to live in such a great state. Affirmative action, illegal and legal non-white immigration, anti-white public school systems, and an anti-white media have done much damage to the United States of America and especially New Hampshire. It is time for white people in New Hampshire and across the country to take a stand. We are only 8 percent of the world's population and we need our own homeland, just like any other non-white group of people deserve their own homeland.

Murdough is also a frequent commenter on the Monitor website, where he has elaborated on his positions, including support for segregation.  "During segregation, black fathers stayed around and took care of their families, committed less crime and generally were able to provide a better life for themselves and their family," Murdough wrote.  He has also stated that Martin Luther King, Jr. "wasn't out for civil rights," and that Abraham Lincoln was "one of the worst presidents ever" because he "waged war against the South."

The New Hampshire Republican Party has repudiated Murdough, calling him a "despicable racist" and a "fraud." Murdough, however, denies that he is a racist.  "I don't hate them," he said, adding that it "would be immature to be mean to someone based on skin color."

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