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 HigginsNY Democrat tests positive for COVID-19 in latest House breakthrough case Florida Democrat becomes latest breakthrough COVID-19 case in House Louisiana delegation asks for additional relief funding after Ida 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 ShaubThousands march on Washington in voting rights push White House defends plans for Hunter Biden art sale Hunter Biden artwork attracts ethics scrutiny: report 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.