Las Vegas, NV – This morning, Jon Ralston reported that Senator Dean Heller accepted $500 from a leader of a white supremacist organization linked to the Charleston, South Carolina shooter. The Heller donor, Earl Holt, is the president of the Council of Conservative Citizens; an organization listed as a “hate group” and “white nationalist” organization by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
“Dean Heller should never have taken money from the head of a white supremacist organization in the first place,” said Nevada State Democratic Party spokesperson Zach Hudson. “Dean Heller should return the campaign contribution immediately. We also suggest in the future Senator Heller’s staff perform a Google search of their donors before soliciting campaign contributions from a notorious racist.”