BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — White supremacist David Duke has become a flashpoint between the top Democratic contenders in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race, as they compete for support from black voters.

Lawyer Caroline Fayard is running ads seeking to tie her fellow Democratic opponent, Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell, to Duke, a Republican Senate candidate.

Campbell has called the attack race-baiting by Fayard.

Fayard has doubled-down, distributing a photo showing Campbell shaking Duke's hand.

She lost an endorsement from the Alliance for Good Government because she refused to take down the TV ad that uses a recording from the organization's forum, where recordings were prohibited. The spot uses audio of Campbell saying he "may be like Mr. Duke," but leaves out the context that Campbell's statement came in response to a question about tax exemptions.


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