Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Black Republicans

32 African-Americans are running for Congress this year as Republicans.

From The New York Times

Party officials and the candidates themselves acknowledge that they still have uphill fights in both the primaries and the general elections, but they say that black Republicans are running with a confidence they have never had before. They credit the marriage of two factors: dissatisfaction with the Obama administration, and the proof, as provided by Mr. Obama, that blacks can get elected.

“I ran in 2008 and raised half a million dollars...”
said Allen West, who is running for Congress in Florida. “But we came back and we’re running and things are looking great.”

Princella Smith is running for an open seat in Arkansas.

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