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|U.S. House, New York, District 17|
Russell is an insurance case manager.
Russell is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing New York's 17th District. He is seeking the nomination on the Republican Party ticket. He is opposed in the June 26 primary by Joe Carvin. The general election is November 6, 2012.
U.S. Representative Bob Turner has endorsed Russell's primary opponent, Joe Carvin, stating that Russell is an "extremist" "who has been categorically disavowed by Republican and Conservative leaders for what has widely been deemed White Separatist and anti-Semitic views."
For his part, Russell has criticized Carvin for voting for Barack Obama for president in 2008, and said Carving is a "liberal millionaire."
In 2010, Russell ran against Democratic incumbent Nita Lowey. Before the election, it came out that Russell had written an essay in 2001 questioning the effects of racial integration. The Republican Party withdrew support for Russell's campaign, and he lost to Lowey. Russell says his essay was taken out of context, and that he isn't a racist as some Republican leaders say.
|U.S. House, New York Congressional District 18 General Election, 2010|
|Democratic||Nita M. Lowey Incumbent||61.7%||115,619|
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- The Examiner News "Primary Preview: Carvin vs. Russell for GOP’s 17th C.D. Nod," June 22, 2012
- New York Board of Elections "Filings for June 26, 2012 Federal Primary," Accessed June 11, 2012
- Rockland Journal News "Turner endorses Carvin for Congress," June 18, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
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