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    Far-Right GOP Candidate Courts Controversy in Virginia

    Corey Stewart, who rose to prominence defending Confederate monuments, associating with white nationalists and railing against undocumented immigrants, secured the Republican nomination for the Senate on Tuesday ahead of midterms later this year. He’ll face off against Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential candidate, Sen. Tim Kaine, who’s expected to win re-election. Stewart, who told OZY last year that he “was Trump before Trump was Trump,” has attracted many of the president’s supporters — but his nomination has some mainstream Republicans worried that he’ll taint downticket races for many voters.

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