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Democrats Have a Problem with Minority Candidates

Republicans are, in a sense, beating them

(Newser) - Believe it or not, Democrats have a diversity problem. Yes, nearly a third of House Democrats are non-white. “But look deeper … and it’s apparent the Democrats’ strong racial record is somewhat misleading,” argues Josh Kraushaar of the National Journal , because most minority Democrats hail from districts... More »

Minorities Win Big in GOP Wave

...Except in the Senate

(Newser) - Minority candidates rode the Republican wave to some historic victories last night. Republicans, who haven’t had a black lawmaker in Congress since 2003, fielded 14 black House candidates this year, the AP notes. Two of those candidates—Tim Scott in South Carolina and Allen West in Florida—will be... More »

Palin Loses Black Support Over Tweets on Dr. Laura

Black GOP'ers call her 'scary, 'unfit to lead'

(Newser) - Sarah Palin’s defense of Dr. Laura on Twitter may have badly damaged her among black Republicans. John Avlon of The Daily Beast spoke with several black conservative leaders, and they were not kind. “It says that a leading voice among conservatives has joined the ranks of the entertainers—... More »

South Carolina Poised to Elect (Gasp!) a Black Republican

The South hasn't done that since 1898

(Newser) - Tim Scott has a real chance of being the first black Republican elected from the South since the 19th century, but he doesn't want to dwell on it. “I'm looking to the future,” the South Carolina candidate says. Despite the state's troubled racial history, Scott seems destined for... More »

2010: The Year of the Black Republicans?

GOP has most black candidates since reconstruction

(Newser) - Black candidates are suddenly coming out of the woodwork for Republicans; there are at least 32 running for Congress this year, which hasn't happened since Reconstruction, according to the New York Times . Of course, the party only believes five of them actually have a prayer of winning, and most face... More »

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