Nazis get their own lobbyist on Capitol Hill

The American Nazi Party has apparently registered its own lobbyist on Capitol Hill, 2008 National Socialist Movement presidential candidate John Taylor Bowles.

U.S. News found the PDF document— which shows that Bowles registered with the Clerk of the House as a lobbyist on Tuesdayon LegisStorm.

UPDATE: Gawker has an interview with Bowles about his new lobbying career. Despite belonging to an ideology rooted in antisemitism, Bowles said he'd be open to working with Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman.

According to the form filled out by Bowles, he registered as a lobbyist in order to pursue issues relating to, "Political Rights and ballot access laws." His form also reportedly cites accounting, agriculture, clean air and water, civil rights, health issues, the Constitution, immigration, manufacturing, and retirement as "general lobbying issue areas," according to U.S. News.

"I don't see why not," Bowles told the paper when asked if he actually thought a member of Congress would be willing to meet with him. "Of course I won't approach anybody in Congress unless it's a very interesting issue or law. I'm going to be very careful about the issues I choose for this."

In related news, white supremacist Shaun Patrick Winkler recently announced his intentions to run for sheriff in Bonner County, Idaho. "I don't look at myself as a vigilante," Winkler said. "I look at myself as a concerned citizen."

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