Serna recently provided a statement to the Journal stating, with no proof, that “a number” of donors to one of his congressional campaign opponents, Valerie Plame, are “anti-Semitists and individuals who are holocaust deniers.” The Serna camp also demanded that Plame “return white supremacist contributions.”
Serna’s people cite an article from a conservative publication, only the latest instance of Serna – a self-proclaimed “progressive prosecutor” – relying on conservative media for critical information on his fellow Democrat Plame.
The article by the Washington Free Beacon revives reports about one Plame donor. Former U.S. Rep. Paul “Pete” McCloskey, best known for running as a liberal Republican and anti-war candidate against Richard Nixon in 1972, was said to have lent support to a Holocaust denier group when speaking to the group in 2000. McCloskey denies making the comments. There also has been criticism that McCloskey should never have addressed the Holocaust deniers.