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Marc Morial requests meeting with Steve Scalise over concerns with EURO appearance in 2002 

  Marc Morial, former New Orleans mayor and current president of the National Urban League, wrote an open letter to House Majority Whip Steve Scalise last month, asking for a meeting. Scalise previously had expressed regret for his appearance before EURO, a white-supremacy group that met in Metairie in 2002, but Morial still had concerns.

  After acknowledging Scalise's explanation, Morial wrote, "There is a question about whether your 2002 speech to EURO was a subtle 'dog whistle' of affinity to David Duke's group of supporters. While we would prefer not to believe this, as you might imagine, we believe the questions surrounding the current controversy deserve further clarification." To emphasize his points, Morial's letter had 10 footnotes in proper college-term-paper style.

  Morial told the Washington D.C. paper The Hill last week that he had spoken with Scalise and the men were going to meet, along with the letter's other signatory, Wade Henderson of the Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights. No timetable was set for the meeting.

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