Candidate for governor drops plan to hand out KKK hoods at GOP convention

CREATED May 2, 2014 - UPDATED: May 2, 2014

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MILWAUKEE -- A Democratic candidate for governor has dropped his plans for a controversial protest at the annual convention for the State of Wisconsin Republican Party.

Brett Hulsey is a representative from Madison and, according to a Tweet he sent, planned to give his Republican colleagues white Ku Klux Klan hoods.

Hulsey says he made the hoods with his daughter's sewing machine.

He claims he's shedding light on what he calls the Republican party's racist policies. He called the hoods "Republican party hats."

The stunt has already provoked criticism from both Democrats and Republicans.

One of the topics on the agenda for the Republicans at the convention is a vote affirming their stance that the State of Wisconsin has the right to secede from the United States of America.

Hulsey said that he also plans to hold a rally outside a Walker speech on Friday with participants dressed as Confederate soldiers.