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Republicans reject donations from white supremacist linked to Charleston shootings

Republicans reject donations from white supremacist linked to Charleston shootings

Three GOP presidential candidates who accepted donations from a white supremacist linked to the racist rampage in South Carolina say they’ll reject the money, as Republicans struggle with uncomfortable questions about race and racism in their ranks in the wake of the massacre in a black church. Former Sen. Rick Santorum, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said they would refuse campaign contributions received from Earl Holt III, leader of the Council of Conservative Citizens. Holt’s group was cited in an online manifesto believed to be written by Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old charged with killing nine people in Emanuel AME Church in Charleston...

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