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Black voters would vote for David Duke if a Democrat

Jones connected David Duke to his string of thoughts while all but coming a hair short of calling Black Democratic Party voters inept when it comes to the civic process. "You know, David Duke today, someone Black folks see as a big Klansman, could run as a Democrat today and Black people would vote for him just because he has a D beside his name," Jones rattled off.
Source: Yahoo.com News on 2022 Georgia Governor race , Apr 16, 2021

Voted for Bush in 2000 and 2004; donated to GOP in 2001

The two remaining Democratic U.S. Senate candidates sparred Thursday in Macon for a televised debate. Vernon Jones and Jim Martin argued over an issue thatís been popular for both campaigns lately: Who voted for whom?

The Martin campaign repeatedly has noted that Jones voted for Pres. Bush in 2000 and 2004. Jones, who considers himself a conservative Democrat, has been unapologetic. But he took a shot at Martin this week, telling the media he had evidence that Martin didnít vote for Sen. Barack Obama in Georgiaís February primary.

Martin initially told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that his vote was a private matter. Soon after, he acknowledged voting for John Edwards in that race, though Edwards had dropped out by then.

Thursday, the Martin campaign put out its own news release, calling attention to Federal Election Commission records showing Jones donated nearly $2,500 to the Georgia Republican Party in 2001.

Source: By Travis Fain on Macon.com , Jul 25, 2008

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