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Delaware GOP renounces Republican nominee for US House seat

September 22, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The Delaware GOP’s executive committee has voted to renounce the Republican nominee for a U.S. House seat after he went on a Facebook tirade.

The News Journal of Delaware reports that the vote Thursday to censure Scott Walker is intended to make it clear that the party will not provide any financial backing or other support to Walker. He shocked the state by winning the Sept. 6 Republican primary.

Walker said he is unfazed by the party’s action. He said he works “for the people” and not the Republican Party of Delaware.

In Walker’s social media rant, he called incumbent U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester an “Aunt Tom” and accused the state’s top Democratic officials of being racist. He also referred to feminism as “an assault against people of color.”

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Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com

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