While never elected to the national level, a far-right winger named Jon Hubbard served one term in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 2011-2013 as a Republican. One year after Obama was elected, Hubbard published a book called Letters to the Editor: Confessions of a Frustrated Conservative. In the book he called the history of slavery to Africans as a "blessing in disguise" and that African Americans don't appreciate a good education. He also claimed that both legal and illegal immigration would lead to either planned wars or extermination. He was defeated in the 2012 state elections.