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From the June 6, 1995 _New York Times_:

"A Democrat Who Haunts the Party," by Joseph F. Sullivan.

Excerpts:

"For the second time in as many years, John L. Kucek, a Holocaust
revisionist, has embarrassed the Democratic Party by getting his name
on the primary election ballot unopposed.

"In 1994, he went after the nomination for Congress.  This year, he is
seeking one of two Assemby seats in the 22d Legislative District, which
includes parts of Middlesex, Morris, Somerset and Union counties.  The
Democratic Party's response is the same as it was last year:  to support
a write-in campaign to deny Mr. Kucek the opportunity to be the party's
candidate in November...

"Mr. Kucek denies that he is a racist and an anti-Semite, and has
promised to file lawsuits for libel and slander if the attacks con-
tinue...

"Mr. Kucek, who is 68 and lives in North Plainfield, also said that he
does not deny the Holocaust occurred, but he added, 'I question certain
details, certain statistics with a view toward getting some free and
open debate.'

"'There are competent experts on both sides that can deal with some 
unanswered questions,' he said.  'But that has absolutely nothing to do
with New Jersey or the State Legislature'...."


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