According to CNBC, white nationalist Richard Spencer is thinking about throwing his hat into the ring for a congressional seat soon to be vacated in Montana. The seat is potentially being left behind by Rep. Ryan Zinke who has been selected by President-elect as the Interior secretary.
Spencer, who has never held public office, told the Post he is "only thinking about it." He said "a lot of people" were urging him to do it, and that he is taking "an exciting prospect" seriously. He spends some of his time in Whitefish, Montana, according to the publication.Spencer is head of the National Policy Institute, a white nationalist "research and educational" group. The Anti-Defamation League, which monitors hate groups, says Spencer coined the term "alt-right" in an effort to rebrand white nationalism.