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The Daily BeastAug 16, 2018
GOP Senate Candidate Corey Stewart Follows Neo-Confederate Leader on Twitter
Melina Mara/GettyGOP Senate candidate Corey Stewart is following the apparent Twitter account for the leader of the neo-Confederate hate group.

Stewart is one of just 257 people following a seven-year-old Twitter account that appears to belong to Michael Hill, who leads the League of the South. The league is a racist neo-Confederate secessionist group that marched during the first Unite the Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last year, and calls for a Christian theocracy. Hill and other members have defended slavery, with Hill calling it "God-ordained.

Stewart, the Republican nominee in Virginia's upcoming Senate race, has run on a Confederate-friendly platform, appearing at pro-Confederate statue events with Unite the Right organizer Jason Kessler. Stewart has also praised southern secession and has extensive ties to League of the South associate George Randall, the pair recently posing for a picture together when Randall was wearing a League of the South shirt, Mediaite reported.

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