A candidate for the Republican nomination for the House of Representatives in Illinois insists the "Holocaust never happened" and is a scam by Jews to extort millions of dollars.

Arthur Jones, a 64-year-old insurance agent who wants to represent Illinois' 3d District in Congress, said, “As far as I’m concerned, the Holocaust is nothing more than an international extortion racket by the Jews. It’s the blackest lie in history. Millions of dollars are being made by Jews telling this tale of woe and misfortune in books, movies, plays and TV. The more survivors, the more lies that are told."

He is one of three candidates the March 20 Illinois GOP primary; the winner will face the four-term Democratic incumbent Dan Lipinski. Jones accused Lipinski of working with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) to “get tough with Iran, including closing off any oil exports to China that could lead to World War III.”

Read the full report in oaklawn.patch.com, an on-line community newspaper. The 3d District covers part of Chicago's south side and suburbs, and, according to The Patch, it has been represented by conservative Democrats for many years.

Jones’ campaign website denounces "racist criminal Zionist Israel" and the  "extreme hatred of anti-Christ Israel for Jesus Christ and His Blessed Mother."