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N. Idaho White Supremacist Runs For County Sheriff

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - A white supremacist in northern Idaho wants to be the next Bonner County sheriff, saying federal overreach motivated him to run for the office.

Shaun Winkler of the White Knights of the KKK will go up against incumbent Sheriff Daryl Wheeler and Ponderay police officer Tim Fry in the Republican primary on May 15. The winner of that contest will face independent candidate Rocky Jordan in November.

The Bonner County Daily Bee reports (http://bit.ly/FPTrDP) 33-year-old Winkler, who has ties to the Aryan Nations and Church of Jesus Christ-Christian, acknowledges his personal beliefs could cast a pall over his campaign.

The Aryan Nations is long gone from northern Idaho, but its reputation has lingered to the chagrin of locals.

Winkler says he's not running to push a white supremacist agenda.
 
   

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