State Rep. David Duke campaigning for governor in Crowley on Oct. 26, 1991. He lost the election, but his influence remains. (Bill Haber/Associated Press)

In a story appearing on the New York Times website, the metropolitan paper said that Rep. Steve Scalise’s recent woes serve as a reminder of the 1991 Louisiana governor’s race when former Klu Klux Klan leader David Duke almost captured the state’s highest office.

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