Nazi Re-Enactors Trip Up Dems, Too

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We're all familiar with Rich Iott, the Republican House candidate from Ohio whose proclivity for dressing up in Nazi uniforms--he's a WW2 reenactor--has gotten him in trouble. (Although not so much trouble that presumptive House Speaker John Boehner won't campaign with him tomorrow.) Well, it turns out Nazi reenactments are a problem for a Democratic state representative in North Carolina. Campaign fliers for Rep. Tim Spear depict four Nazi reenactors from behind, with the line "In combat you always want another soldier covering your back." Spear must be angry that the Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm MSHC Partners, which produced the flier, didn't cover his back. But there are a couple of notable differences between Spear and Iott: Spear himself didn't don an SS uniform and play soldier, as Iott did. And Spear immediately apologized, which Iott has not. Here's the flier:
798-Campaign_Flier_Wrong_Army.sff.standalone.prod_affiliate.81.jpgNo word on whether Boehner will make an endorsement.


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Joshua Green is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.

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