Oregon GOP Senate nominee was “in tears” after campaign walked back QAnon support

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Jo Rae Perkins, who won Oregon’s Republican Senate primary this week, is refuting her own campaign’s statement from Wednesday that she does not believe in the QAnon conspiracy theory.

What’s new: Perkins reiterated her support for QAnon to ABC News in an interview out Friday. The Senate nominee said she was “literally physically in tears” after reading the campaign statement with her name on it, which claimed she “would never describe herself as a follower.”

Flashback Perkins first suggested she supported the theory — which centers around an anonymous internet user claiming to wage war against the “deep state” from within the federal government — in a now-deleted video on Twitter. In the post she said, “I stand with Q and the team,” before using one of QAnon’s rallying cries.

“To be very clear, I do not believe everything from Q/Anon and would never describe myself as a follower, but I also do not…

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