Unfortunately, it was no fluke that Steve “Hitler was right” West trounced his three rivals in his GOP Missouri House primary, receiving more than twice as many votes as his closest competitor. No, down-ballot races don’t get the attention they deserve. Many Northland Republicans in House District 15 may have been unaware of West’s race-baiting, anti-Semitic radio talk show. Maybe they never heard of his extremist website or his alter egos, which include “Jack Justice” and “Hollywood Hymee.” It’s highly unlikely that they knew about his chronic failure to pay child support. But it’s no exaggeration to say that he ran on Islamophobia and homophobia. His platform was unapologetically anti-Muslim and anti-LGBT. And a year after the deadly white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Virginia, GOP primary voters in his Kansas City and Gladstone district had to have known who and what they were choosing.
August 10 / Kansas City Star