U.S. Senate candidate Adam Hasner is connecting himself to yet another controversial right-wing activist. The most recent: David McKalip, the Pinellas County-based surgeon who is famous for circulating a photo of President Obama as a witch doctor.

According to Politico, McKalip is set to host a fundraiser tonight night for Hasner:

Dr. David McKalip was forced to resign his position as president of the county medical association in 2009 after circulating an emailed image showing Obama as a witch doctor in a loin cloth and headdress with bones in his noes.

A fundraising invitation sent to POLITICO shows that McKalip is hosting a $500-a-person fundraiser for Hasner Tuesday night at Bascom’s Chop House in Clearwater.

Hasner has also been connected to a slew of anti-Islam activists, as well — among them Pam Geller and Tom Trento. Geller is an anti-Islamic blogger based out of New York City. Her blog, Atlas Shrugs, was described by The New York Times as a “site that attacks Islam with a rhetoric venomous enough that PayPal at one point branded it a hate site.”

In 2008, Trento and Hasner joined to form the Florida Security Council, an organization created to deal with the threats posed by “radical Islam” and “Sharia law.”

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