Republican congressional candidate and Holocaust denier Arthur Jones never truly had a shot at taking Illinois’ 3rd District seat from incumbent Rep. Dan Lipinski — but the openly white supremacist Jones walked away with more than 25 percent of the vote.
> As expected, incumbent U.S Rep. Dan Lipinski cruised to victory with just under 75 percent of the unofficial vote tally in the Democratic stronghold that stretches from the city’s Southwest Side to the west and south suburbs.
> With a little over 99 percent of precincts reporting, Lipinski received 155,940 votes compared with Jones’ 56,350 The results may not include all early voting tallies.
Jones, who has described himself in the past as a “white racialist”, had run unsuccessfully before:
> Jones, a 70-year-old from Lyons, had run for office several times before but never advanced to the general election. He received 20,681 votes when he ran unopposed in the Republican primary in March.
> A former member of the American National Socialist Workers Party, Jones said he also opposed equality, interracial marriage and school integration.