It was just a joke. I do find it funny though looking back, how many were willing to sell out to Duke knowing his history and the fact he was a Democrat in the previous election cycle when running for Congress. What made anyone think he was to be trusted or the long term implications of his being associated with the Republican party if he won? That would have been one of those cases where I would have had to write in Donald Duck.
David Duke won the Republican primary, The citizens had only one other choice - Edwin Edwards(D).....like Mitt against Obami - Duke was the lesser of two evils....besides I was bored.
He always was, and still is, a racist Southern Democrat, regardless of his attempt to smear Republicans with his KKK affiliation.