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Minnesota Democrat quits race after tweet saying ISIS ‘isn’t necessarily evil’

kimmell-2Dan Kimmel, a Democrat running for the Minnesota state House, dropped his bid after issuing a tweet that said ISIS — the terrorist group that took credit for Friday’s attacks in Paris and is well-known for its atrocities — “isn’t necessarily evil.”

The tweet was deleted, but not before being captured for all posterity:

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He tried to walk back the statement, Twitchy said:

https://twitter.com/KimmelDan/status/665752038827933697

But it wasn’t enough, and he ended up closing his campaign:

https://twitter.com/KimmelDan/status/665924056504397826

The reaction on Twitter was pretty much what you’d expect:

https://twitter.com/JeffreyStypinsk/status/665964454409084929

Or pretty much anyone to the right of Josef Stalin…

One person asked:

Good question.  We won’t get a good answer, however.  There is, of course, a simple cure — defeat every single Democrat in the country.

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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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