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Kentucky GOP Tells Candidate to Drop Out

The Republican Party of Kentucky has asked a state House candidate to drop out of the race after he posted several photos on Facebook depicting President Barack Obama and the first lady as monkeys. The party's letter says while Dan Johnson has a First Amendment right to free speech, elected leaders "must hold ourselves and those with whom we serve to a higher standard." The posts on Johnson's Facebook page, which are no longer posted publicly, include a picture of a chimpanzee with the caption "Obama's baby picture" and a photo that had been altered to give Obama and his wife, Michelle, ape-like features.
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