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Arundel council candidate Peroutka says he won't cut ties with secessionist group
Arundel council candidate Peroutka says he won't cut ties with secessionist group

Anne Arundel County Council candidate Michael Peroutka refused Wednesday to disavow an organization that encourages secession of the South, and denounced political and community leaders who have questioned his ties to the group. The Republican candidate for an Arundel district including Severna Park, Broadneck and Arnold has seen his views called into question regarding his membership in the League of the South, formed in 1994 in Tuscaloosa, Ala., to "organize Southern people so that they might effectively pursue independence and self-government," according to the group's website. The organization has been labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Last...

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