Senate Write-In Candidate Stirs Up Controversy Over Radio Ads

The race for the open US Senate seat in Missouri is expected to be one of the most closely watched in the country this fall.

As the election draws closer, a local candidate is creating quite a name for himself.

Glenn Miller's message is described as shocking, and horrifying.

Over the coming months he says it will be a reoccurring theme, as tries to grab a seat in the nation's capital.

"It's important that i provoke people," Miller said. "I do that deliberately."

Bashful is not a word typically used to describe the Lawrence County man.

The white supremacist has argued his values for 40 years. Now he's trying to push his beliefs to Washington D.C. "I'm running for the Untied States Senate as a write in candidate. I'm going to do my best to win it."

Thanks to a new radio ad, Miller's message has been clear.

"You don't care do you whitey," Miller questions the public during his ad. "All you care about is satisfying your belly pocketbook and genitals and watching the coons play ball on television."

He's running the controversial political spots on Springfield radio stations.

"I'm just trying to get my point across," Miller said.

The ads are proving controversial for those who have listened to them.

"It frightens me and horrifies me that that still goes on," Kendra Caudill said.

"As a person of color, I don't see how that kind of mess has any place in our political discourse in this country," Theresa Armstrong said.

Regardless of the shock value, Miller says the ads will continue. "I'm going to exercise my freedom of speech and engage in the political process in the maximum extent that I can."

Miller says he has five ads running in the Springfield market. All of them are on the radio. He anticipates he will move his message state wide later this year.

As for why the radio stations run these ads, they don't have a choice. When it comes to political advertising, radio and tv stations are required to provide access to a legally qualified candidate for a federal elective office.

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