To Avoid A Nazi, Ted Cruz Would Rather Illinois Vote Democrat

Amy Feinstein

United States Senate candidate Ted Cruz made a decisive statement about the Illinois election for the third congressional district. Cruz clearly told people not to vote for the official Republican candidate because he is "an avowed Nazi" named Arthur Jones.

Vanity Fair reports that Cruz tweeted out that residents of Illinois should vote, but not for Jones who has affiliated himself with the Nazi party for more than 40 years.

"This is horrific. An avowed Nazi running for Congress. To the good people of Illinois, you have two reasonable choices: write in another candidate, or vote for the Democrat. This bigoted fool should receive ZERO votes."
"I snookered them. [Jones said he ran against a] two-party, Jew-party, queer-party system."
"The Illinois Republican Party and our country have no place for Nazis like Arthur Jones. We strongly oppose his racist views and his candidacy for any public office, including the 3rd Congressional District."

"First, it's morally wrong and I think it's really harmful to the party. The guy's a complete nutcase. He's a Nazi. This is an absolute political disaster."

Arthur Jones is said to be thrilled and a bit surprised when he found out that the state of Illinois had not put forward a third party candidate.

"They didn't put up a third-party candidate? That's great! That's fantastic!"
"From now on, at every forum, at every endorsement session, Illinois Republicans should be asked point blank: 'if you live in the 3rd Congressional District, who would you vote for Dan Lipinski or Arthur Jones?"