David Ernest Duke famed as David Duke is an American neo-Nazi, anti-semitic conspiracy theorist, far-right politician, convicted felon, and former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. He has been described by the Anti-Defamation League as “perhaps America’s most well-known racist and anti-Semite”. He was a candidate in the Democratic presidential primaries in 1988 and the Republican presidential primaries in 1992. He pleaded guilty to felony fraud in 2002. Overall, he is a very talented politician with tons of skills.
Rispone slams ad linking him to David Duke in Louisiana race
Louisiana’s Republican gubernatorial candidate Eddie Rispone said Monday that a radio ad linking him and President Donald Trump to former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke is “disgusting,” and he’s using it to rally support from pro-Trump voters. In response to the Duke-themed advertising, the state Republican Party also invoked race in the tight competition for governor, saying Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards comes from a family that “has been racist for generations.” Edwards countered that he has consistently fought for equal opportunities. Rispone blamed Edwards for the advertising by the New Orleans-based Black Organization for Leadership Development, or BOLD. Beyond the radio ad, a door-hanger that the Rispone campaign and a Republican state senator said has been circulated to households also links Rispone and Trump to Duke. It’s unclear who paid for that advertising. Banks said BOLD wasn’t involved in the effort.
Who are the Parents of David Duke?
On 1st July 1950, David Duke was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the USA. His birth name is David Ernest Duke. As of 2019, he celebrated his 69th birthday with his friends. He belongs to American nationality and his race is White. He is Christian by religion. He was born to Alice Maxine (Crick) and David Hedger Duke, his parents. His father is an engineer for Shell Oil Company. His mother, an alcoholic, left the home when Duke was 12; his father permanently left in 1966 for Laos taking a job with United States Agency for International Development (USAID). He met William Luther Pierce, the leader of the neo-Nazi and white nationalist National Alliance, who would remain a lifelong influence on him. In the year 1967, he joined the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). About his education, he enrolled at Louisiana State University (LSU) in 1968. He then formed a white student group called the White Youth Alliance in 1970. He founded the Louisiana-based Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (KKKK), shortly after graduating from LSU in 1974. He became the youngest ever Grand Wizard of the KKKK in 1976. He first received broad public attention during this time, as he endeavored to market himself in the mid-1970s as a new brand of Klansman.
How tall is David Duke?
Being at the age of sixty-nine, David Duke still looks very handsome and young. His smiling face and charming personality have helped him to gain the attention of all the viewers. He has got a great height but his exact measurement of height, weight, and other body measurements are still to get revealed yet as he has not revealed it neither any internet websites has disclosed about it. His body build is average and he maintains his body a lot. He works out and eats healthy. He is very conscious of his food intake. Overall, he has got a healthy body.
How was the Political Career of David Duke?
- In the year 1975, David Duke first ran for the Louisiana Senate as a Democrat from a Baton Rouge district.
- He was allowed to speak on the college campuses of Vanderbilt University, Indiana University, the University of Southern California, Stanford University, and Tulane University during his campaign.
- He received 11,079 votes, one-third of those cast.
- He then ran as a Democrat for the 10th District Senate seat and finished second in a three-candidate race with 9,897 votes (26%).
- He was accused by several Klan officials of stealing the organization’s money in 1970s.
- He left the Klan and formed the National Association for the Advancement of White People (NAAWP), a white nationalist organization, inverting the name of the NAACP in 1980.
- He promoted Holocaust denial literature for sale such asThe Hoax of the Twentieth Century and Did Six Million Really Die?.
- He then allegedly conducted a direct-mail appeal in 1987, using the identity and mailing-list of the Georgia Forsyth County Defense League without permission and later, League officials described it as a fundraising scam.
- He ran initially in the Democratic presidential primaries in 1988.
- He received just 47,047 votes, for 0.04% of the national popular vote.
- He changed his political affiliation from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party in December 1988.
- Republican State Representative Charles Cusimano of Metairie resigned his District 81 seat to become a 24th Judicial District Court judge in 1988, and a special election was called early in 1989 to select a successor.
- He finished first in the primary with 3,995 votes (33.1%).
- He served in the House from 1989 until 1992.
- Freshman legislator Odon Bacque of Lafayette, a No Party member of the House, stood alone in 1989.
- He then took his seat on the same day as Jerry Luke LeBlanc of Lafayette Parish (who won another special election, held on the same day as the Duke-Treen runoff, to choose a successor to Kathleen Blanco), the future governor who was elected to the Louisiana Public Service Commission.
- Both were sworn in separately.
- He launched unsuccessful campaigns for the U.S. Senate in 1990 and governor in 1991.
- He first hesitated about entering the Senate race but he made his announcement of candidacy for the nonpartisan blanket primary held on 6th October 1990.
- He was the only Republican in competition against three Democrats, including incumbent U.S. Senator J. Bennett Johnston, Jr., of Shreveport, whom Duke derided as “J. Benedict Johnston”.
- He received 43.51 percent (607,391 votes) of the primary vote to Johnston’s 53.93 percent (752,902 votes).
- He ran for governor of Louisiana in 1991 where he finished second to former governor Edwin W. Edwards in votes.
- He received 32% of the vote.
- Later, Edwards received 1,057,031 votes (61.2%), while Duke’s 671,009 votes represented 38.8% of the total.
- He ran as a Republican in the 1992 presidential primaries, although Republican Party officials tried to block his participation where he received 119,115 (0.94%) votes.
- A documentary film, Backlash: Race and the American Dream (1992), investigated Duke’s appeal among some white voters.
- When Johnston announced his retirement in 1996, he ran again for the U.S. Senate and he polled 141,489 votes (11.5%).
- In the year 1999, a special election was held in Louisiana’s First Congressional District following the sudden resignation of Republican incumbent Bob Livingston.
- He sought the seat as a Republican and received 19% of the vote.
- He presented a unity proposal for peace within the movement and a better image for outsiders and his proposal was accepted and is now known as the New Orleans Protocol (NOP).
- But the SPLC described the NOP as a “smokescreen,” saying that “most of the conference participants’ ire was directed at what they consider to be a worldwide Jewish conspiracy to destroy the white race through immigration and miscegenation”.
- He joined the Reform Party in 1999 while working for Pat Buchanan’s 2000 presidential campaign.
- His bodyguard and roommate, Roy Armstrong made a bid for the United States House of Representatives, running as a Democrat, to serve Louisiana’s First Congressional District in 2004.
- He finished second in the six-candidate field with 6.69% of the vote, but Republican Bobby Jindal received 78.40%, thus winning the seat.
- He did not contest the primaries won by Mitt Romney, who lost in the presidential election to incumbent Barack Obama.
- He was the head advisor of Armstrong’s campaign.
- Media reported in 2015 that he endorsed then presidential nominee Donald Trump.
- He then clarified in an interview with The Daily Beast in August 2015 that while he viewed Trump as “the best of the lot”, due to his stance on immigration, Trump’s support for Israel was a deal breaker for him.
- He said Donald Trump speaks more radically than he does, advising that Trump’s radical speech is both a positive and a negative in December 2015.
- He was planning to run for the Republican nomination for the United States Senate seat in Louisiana being vacated by Republican David Vitter on 22nd July 2016.
- On 20th October 2016, a Mason-Dixon poll released showed Duke receiving support from 5.1% of voters in the state, barely clearing the 5% requirement for a candidate to be allowed to participate in a November 2 debate.
- He received 3% of the vote on Election Day, with a total of 58,581 votes out of nearly 2 million cast and he came in 7th place in Louisiana’s open primary.
- Media reported him in February 2019, that he had endorsed presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard for the Democratic ticket and changed his Twitter banner to a picture of Gabbard.
- He tweeted “Tulsi Gabbard for President. Finally, a candidate who will actually put America First rather than Israel First!”
- Duke has worked with Don Black on numerous occasions, including on Operation Red Dog (the attempted overthrowing of Dominica’s government) in 1980.
- In the year 2019, he continued to be involved with website’s radio station.
Who is the Wife of David Duke?
David Duke is a married person. He was married to his girlfriend, Chloe Eleanor Hardin in the year 1974. The duo met each other while Duke was working in the White Youth Alliance. They remained companions throughout college. They are also the proud parents of two daughters, Erika and Kristin. Later, Dukes divorces in the year 1984 and Chloe moved to West Palm Beach, Florida, in order to be near her parents.
Later, Chloe became involved with Duke’s Klan friend Don Black, whom she later married.
As of today, Duke resides in Mandeville, Louisiana. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not a gay.
What is the Net Worth of David Dukes?
The net worth of this famous politician will be surely in millions. But as of 2019, his exact net worth along with salary has not been revealed yet but it will be soon as our team is researching on it. His major source of earning is from his political career. Without a doubt, he is satisfied with his earnings. He is living a luxurious lifestyle from his earnings. There is no information regarding his cars as of now.