Supremacist blocked from Missouri ballot

March 14, 2006 at 10:12 PM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., March 14 (UPI) -- A retired Army sergeant trying to get on the ballot in Missouri has been rejected by the Republicans, Democrats and Libertarians because of anti-Semitism.

Glenn Miller wants to run for Congress in the 7th district, which is represented by Rep. Roy Blunt, a Republican and the House Majority Whip. Miller, 65, was formerly affiliated with the White Patriot Party, a white supremacist group, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Since none of the three recognized parties are willing to accept Miller's $100 filing fee to enter the primary, his only alternatives are to get 5,964 signatures from registered voters in the district or to run as a write-in candidate. Miller says the law is unconstitutional.

Missouri parties got a lesson in the risks of being too free with ballot access in 2002 when a convicted felon won the Republican nomination for state auditor. Since then, all three parties have been vetting potential candidates more carefully, the newspaper said.

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