American Nazi Party Registers First Lobbyist

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    The American Nazi Party has registered its first lobbyist in Washington DC.

    John Bowles, 55, told US media he wanted to address political rights and ballot access and he expected congressmen would accept meetings.

    Lobbying was something the party would “try out for the first time and see if it flies,” Mr Bowles told ABC News. He registered as a lobbyist this week.

    Lobbying is a common practice in US politics and lobby groups are required to disclose their interests in detail.

    Mr Bowles’ Capitol Hill registration also listed his lobbying interests as agriculture, clean air and water, civil rights, the constitution, healthcare, immigration, manufacturing, and retirement.

    Mr Bowles said he would not be paid for his work on Capitol Hill and would take a “careful and objective” approach.

    “I’m not going to go in and shove a swastika in their face,” he said.

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