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    Missouri GOP Candidate’s Daughter: Don’t Vote for My Dad

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    The daughter of Missouri General Assembly GOP candidate Steve West has a special message for voters in the days before the election: Don’t vote for my dad. “I can’t imagine him being in any level of government,” she told The Kansas City Star, citing a series of homophobic, racist, and anti-Semitic comments he’s made on his radio show and website. “A lot of his views are just very out there,” she said. “He’s made multiple comments that are racist and homophobic and how he doesn’t like the Jews.” She told the Star that she became concerned after driving through the Clay County House district this weekend, where she saw yard signs in support of West. “I think it’s just insane that people are putting out his signs,” she said. “You see his signs everywhere. I don’t understand how people can put out his signs knowing the comments that he’s made.”

    West has denied charges of spreading hate, and spoke on Monday to denounce the anti-Semitic massacre in Pittsburgh. “I absolutely renounce what took place there,” he said. “I have never, never suggested anything like that. When stuff like that happens, it is a terrible travesty and injustice.