Oklahoma District 59 state representative candidate says wearing swastika in photo was part of a costume
Rodney Hilbert, 42, of Taloga, said he’s not a racist. His opponent, incumbent Mike Sanders, R-Kingfisher, had little to say about Hilbert’s swastika. Sanders said he hopes voters focus on each candidate’s political experience when they go to the polls.
A candidate for state representative says the swastika he’s wearing in a snapshot was part of his Halloween costume.
However, the replica of a Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross awarded to German Nazi heroes on the wall behind him is there because he likes what it stands for, said Republican candidate Rodney Hiebert, 42, of Taloga.
“Traditionally it represents honor and dignity, which frankly is something this country can use more of,” Hiebert said. He is running for House District 59, which includes Kingfisher,...
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