May 29, 2008
Racism colors judicial bid: Candidate Bill Johnson advocates deportation of ‘non-whites’
(Page 2 - Previous Page)Johnson said at the time that he was a "traditional Democrat," interested in returning the party to its "historical core," which the Web site, Blog for Arizona, termed "a ploy by extremist racists to inject their hateful invective into the Democratic primary process to make their xenophobic ranting seem bipartisan, and thus mainstream."
He earned 3 percent of the vote in the primary.
"Those are not Democratic values, in fact I don't think those are values of any political persuasion," said Jeff Daar, co-chair of the committee that reviews judicial endorsements for the L.A. County Democratic Party, which sent Johnson a questionnaire that wasn't returned.
"From everything we know, we don't need a judge like Mr. Johnson," Daar said. "We have a good candidate, and we have a really scary candidate."
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