Greg Brannon is a doctor and former tea party activist running for Senate in North Carolina. Brannon, who is most likely headed for a Republican Senate primary run with North Carolina state House Speaker Thom Tillis, led incumbent Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan 42-40 in an April Public Policy Polling poll.
Brannon, who previously led an organization called Founder's Truth, has a history of making controversial statements on the radio.
He previously called U.S. property taxes "American central planning" and cited the Holocaust and Soviet Union as other examples of central planning.
Founder's Truth's now-shuttered website often posted conspiracy theories with blog posts that made claims like the Boston Marathon bombing was a false flag, the TSA might use electric shock bracelets, and that there is fluoridate in the water supply.
After BuzzFeed reported on Brannon's website, it was removed from the Web Archive under mysterious conditions. The Web Archive would not comment if Brannon's campaign asked for the site to be taken it down.
Reviewing hours of The Bill LuMaye Show, a radio program Brannon went on weekly as a guest since 2010, BuzzFeed has found other controversial audio statements from his tenure as a tea party activist.