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Governor candidate Hulsey backs off on KKK hood stunt

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MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Democratic Governor candidate Brett Hulsey backed off on part of his controversial protest plan at the state GOP convention.

Hulsey was planning on handing out Ku Klux Klan-style hoods outside the convention in Milwaukee this weekend. He said it was to call attention to a controversial party vote the the GOP will take at the convention to allow Wisconsin the right to secede from the United States.

He skipped that part Friday, but he did dress in a makeshift confederate soldier's uniform. He said it was a protest against Republican policies.

"What I was thinking was if the Republicans are going to act like racists, they should dress like racists," said Hulsey.

When asked about his intentions to hand out the hoods, he said it was strictly a ploy to get media there.

No one else showed up to join Hulsey's protest. Governor Scott Walker dismissed it as a political gimmick. 

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