Louisiana House candidate fundraises off opponent's tweet about wife's 'premonition' dream
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Democratic Louisiana House candidate Rob Anderson is fundraising off of opponent Rep. Clay HigginsGlen (Clay) Clay HigginsLouisiana House candidate fundraises off opponent's tweet about wife's 'premonition' dream House in near-unanimous vote affirms peaceful transfer of power Facebook removes GOP lawmaker's post for inciting violence MORE's (R) Friday claim that his wife has "the gift of premonition" and woke up this week crying over a dream of a dystopian future.

Higgins tweeted Friday that his wife dreamed that “Federal squads were in our home seizing guns, knives, ‘unauthorized foods’ and stored water.” 

“Becca awoke crying,” he tweeted. “What happened to our freedom? She asked. What indeed.” 

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Just over an hour later, Anderson tweeted, “This is what we’re up against. Help us out.” 

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Higgins’s original tweet got a lot of attention. Former New York Times journalist and author Kurt Eichenwald responded with a link to a webpage on antipsychotics from the website Rethink Mental Illness. 

Walter ShaubWalter Michael ShaubEthics experts ask Senate to investigate Graham's probe of mail-in voting Interior 'propaganda' video and tweets may violate ethics laws, experts say Louisiana House candidate fundraises off opponent's tweet about wife's 'premonition' dream MORE, former director of the Office of Government Ethics, said the claims represent “a level of crazy that breaks through the noise of an already crazy year.” 

Anderson faces a difficult lift in his bid to unseat Higgins, who cruised to reelection in 2018.

Higgins is no stranger to controversy. Earlier this year, Facebook removed a post of his regarding armed protesters for violating its policies on inciting violence. 

In 2017, he apologized for filming and posting a video inside a former gas chamber in the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp.