An unabashed racist will represent the Republican party in the Novem-ber election for a congressional seat after a write-in candidate failed to derail his effort. \nWith 86 percent of the primary vote counted on Thursday, write-in candidate Dennis Bertrand had just 1,554 votes compared to 7,671, or 83 percent, for James Hart, a believer in the discredited, phony science of eugenics. \nIn November, the Republican candidate will oppose Representative John Tanner, a Democrat who has represented the northwest Tennessee district for 15 years. \nHart, 60, vows if elected to work toward keeping "less favored races" from reproducing or immigrating to the US. In campaign literature, Hart contends that "poverty genes" threaten to turn the US into "one big Detroit," referring to a city with a large African-American population. \nHe has run for the Eighth District seat before and drawn little attention. But people began to notice this time because he was the only Republican on the ballot. \nSince the deadline for getting on the ballot had passed, Bertrand, also a Republican, began a write-in campaign, saying he wanted to protect the party's honor. \nHart said he will have lots of time to campaign for the general election since he was forced Wednesday to resign from his job as a real estate salesman because of the attention he drew during the primary. \nWhile campaigning, Hart sometimes wears a protective vest and carries a .40-caliber pistol, but he said he has run into no trouble. \n"When I knock on a door and say white children deserve the same rights as everybody else, the enthusiastic response is truly amazing," he said. \nIf a black person opens the door, he says he simply drops off campaign literature and leaves.
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