Not One Minority Likely To Win In The GOP
Not one likely senate seat, congressional seat, or governorship, in spite of a stated effort to recruit minorities.
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Only four black Republicans – (J.C.) Watts, former Massachusetts Sen. Edward Brooke, former Connecticut Rep. Gary Franks and the late Illinois Rep. Oscar Stanton De Priest – have been elected to Congress since Reconstruction…
Watts, for one, rejects the argument that Republicans can’t compete for minority votes or successfully recruit minority candidates. He argues that the party simply hasn’t tried hard enough.
“Unless you have an infrastructure to build off of, it’s all throwing mud at the wall and hoping that some of it sticks,” said Watts. “There’s an entire infrastructure that needs to be thought through, and it seems to me no one is interested in building that.”
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