With Ken Cuccinelli running a consistent 8-10 points down in the polling in his race against Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia race for governor, he’s focused mostly on turning out the conservative base. Which may explain why he’s touting the endorsement of the incredibly far right Gun Owners of America. In fact, it’s the very first one listed on his endorsements page.
As Right Wing Watch points out, and as I’ve documented over the years, Gun Owners of America is on the far extreme fringe of the right wing. Larry Pratt, GOA’s director, was ejected from Pat Buchanan’s 1996 presidential campaign staff because he had ties to white supremacists. And he regularly spouts Alex Jones-level conspiracy theories. Indeed, he is a regular guest on Jones’ radio show.
The ties to white supremacy is hardly a surprise. Pratt loves to talk about the coming race wars, which is rhetoric straight out of the KKK.