David Duke

David Duke Explodes During Louisiana Senate Debate
White supremacist candidate calls for Hillary Clinton’s execution

During a debate on Wednesday, Louisiana Senate candidate David Duke called for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to be executed. (DavidDuke.com)

Despite having no chance of winning the Louisiana Senate race, David Duke was the main focus of the debate held at Dillard University in New Orleans on Wednesday.

Many students at the historically black university protested outside the auditorium, which was empty during the debate except for a small number of guests of each candidate, The Times-Picayune reported. Police outside the event used pepper spray on some protesters.

Louisiana Senate Debate Will Have Empty Auditorium
Debate at historically black Dillard College will include David Duke

White supremacist David Duke qualified for the Louisiana Senate debate by getting 5.1 percent — .1 point above the requirement to get in. (DavidDuke.com)

Louisiana's second Senate debate will take place in front of an empty auditorium Wednesday at Dillard College but organizers won't say if that's because of candidate David Duke.

Many students at the historically black institution contested the presence of the white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader and there will likely be protests outside the auditorium, The Advocate of Baton Rouge reported.

David Duke to Debate at Historically Black College
Former KKK grand wizard qualifies for Louisiana Senate debate at Dillard

White supremacist David Duke qualified for the Louisiana Senate debate by receiving more than 5 percent in a statewide poll. (DavidDuke.com)

Former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard and current Louisiana Senate candidate David Duke will participate in a debate at the historically black Dillard University in New Orleans.

Duke qualified by polling at 5.1 percent in a Mason-Dixon survey commissioned by the media company that will carry the debate. Candidates had to draw at least 5 percent to qualify for the Nov. 2 debate.

Poll Shows Louisiana Doesn't Like David Duke
8 in 10 across most groups dissaprove of the Senate candidate

Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke faces sky-high disapproval ratings as he runs for the Republican nomination for Senate in Louisiana, according to a new poll.  

More than 80 percent of 614 respondents had an unfavorable view of Duke, regardless of race, gender or party affiliation, a University of New Orleans poll  shows.  

Trump Would Back Democrat Against David Duke
Republican nominee quicker this time to disavow former Klan leader running for Senate

Trump speaks on David Duke in interview. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he would likely back a Democrat against former Ku Klux Klan leader, David Duke, who is running for the Senate in Louisiana.  

"I guess, depending on who the Democrat, but the answer would be yes," Trump said Sunday in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press."  

David Duke Running for Senate, Ties Himself to Trump
Former Klan leader announces he will run for open Louisiana seat

(David Duke announcement video screenshot)

Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke is running for the open Senate seat in Louisiana.  

He made the announcement in a video Friday in which he claimed credit for much of the platform of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.  

David Duke is No Wizard at Politics
White supremacist has made a number of failed runs for office

David Duke, who's considering a run against Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, reads the news of his defeat by Democrat Edwin Edwards in the 1991 Louisiana governor's race. (Tannen Maury/AP file photo)

It's been nearly 30 years since David Duke won his only political race, but news that he's considering a run for the House against  Majority Whip Steve Scalise got a lot of attention.  

It's not the first time that Duke has floated the idea of running against Scalise — he floated the idea early last year after Scalise was forced to apologize for "a mistake I regret" in speaking in 2002 to a white supremacist group founded by Duke, a former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.