CONCORD, N.H. — The opening day of filing for New Hampshire's leadoff presidential primary saw a noisy spat between Republican Jack Kemp and fringe candidate David E. Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan official.
Kemp, a New York congressman, was the first major candidate to give the secretary of state $1,000 and sign a declaration of candidacy on Friday. Candidates have until Dec. 18 to file for the Feb. 16 primary.
Filing as Democrats on the first day were Anthony Martin-Trigona of Middletown, Conn., and Duke, a New Orleans resident who heads the National Assn. for the Advancement of White People.
Duke approached Kemp after the congressman held a news conference and asked what he would do "to end the massive racial discrimination against white people in America."