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NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia school board candidate has lost a party endorsement after racist and anti-Semitic posts appeared under his name on social media.

The Montgomery County Republican Party pulled its support for Scott Misus on Tuesday after posts critical of black and Jewish people appeared on Facebook and other sites.

Party Chairman Mike Vereb called the posts "repugnant and offensive."

The 52-year-old Misus is one of 12 candidates for five at-large seats in the Methacton School District, about 20 miles northwest of downtown Philadelphia.

Misus told WTXF-TV that the posts didn't sound like something he would say. He declined to answer questions or didn't return messages from other media outlets.

His Facebook page has been disabled.

Officials say it's too late for his name to be removed from the ballot.

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