A foundation run by Judge Roy Moore, the conservative firebrand Republican candidate for a U.S. Senate seat from Alabama, once accepted a $1,000 donation from a group founded by white supremacist Willis Carto, the Huffington Post reported Wednesday.
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The contribution, made in 2005, was provided by the Foundation to Defend the First Amendment, which Huffington Post said is one of a number of non-profit groups that Carto used "to shuffle money around to his anti-Semitic and racist conspiracy publications, to fund Holocaust deniers, and, apparently, to donate to Moore’s non-profit."
Moore, whose foundation is called the Foundation for Moral Law, beat Luther Strange, who had the support of President Donald Trump, in last month's Alabama primary.
The Anti-Defamation League called Carto, who died in 2015, "one of the most virulent anti-Semitic propagandists in the United States," noting that he was associated with movements promoting ne0-Nazism and Holocaust denial.
Carto founded the Liberty Lobby in the 1950s and in 1979, established the Institute for Historical Review, which ADL said "operated under a guise of scholarship and published 'revisionist' studies laced with anti-Semitic themes in the Journal of Historical Review."