A candidate for the U.S. Senate in the state of Kentucky has generated some controversy with anti-Semitic signs.
According to WLWT television, the candidate, Robert Ransdell, is using signs reading “With Jews We Lose.”
Several signs were placed at US 25 and Mount Zion Road in Florence, with about 20 other signs around northern Kentucky. Ransdell, according to WLWT, said he hopes to roll out about 200 more in the coming weeks.
One driver, who saw the signs, was caught off guard and told the channel, “It’s ignorance. Complete ignorance and hate.
The driver Drea, who wants to keep her last name private for fear of her family’s privacy, said she felt sick to her stomach after seeing the signs and wanted to speak out.
“I could drive by it and act like oh whatever it’s just some idiot but when does one idiot become 20,” Drea said.
Ransdell, who is out of town and campaigning, spoke to WLWT on the phone Tuesday night.
“Online we have had a lot of positive feedback. Like I said we’re going to find out what kind of feedback we get once we go out and take it to the people here in the state of Kentucky,” Ransdell said.
After receiving several calls on the signs, WLWT made sure the signs were legal.
According to a Kentucky statute, political signs are required to include the words “paid for by” followed by the name and the address of the responsible person or party. In this case there is no address shown, noted WLWT.
Many residents said they wish the signs and his message would just go away.
“I believe that there is no such thing as racial equality. You see that in our cities every day,” Ransdell said.
As of Wednesday the signs were gone, reported the channel. Apparently Ransdell did not ask the property owner for permission.
Ransdell is running against Republican Mitch McConnell and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, neither of whom is Jewish.