Republican candidate under fire for Nazi re-enactment

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A Republican candidate from Ohio is battling to save the credibility of his midterm election campaign after it was revealed that he had dressed up in a German SS uniform to participate in Nazi re-enactments.

Rich Lott, a favourite of the conservative Tea Party movement, said in a statement that he meant no disrespect to anyone who had served in the military.

But his actions drew sharp criticism from Holocaust survivors and from Democrats, who were keen to portray his hobby as evidence that Republicans are increasingly supporting fringe candidates....

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