Black Candidates Don’t Necessarily Win Black Voters
Politics isn’t skin deep. A new study of voters’ attitudes has found a flaw in the GOP’s plan — formulated after their defeat in 2012 — to cultivate more Black leaders and reshape the party in the minds of minority voters. It turns out that the Black electorate is more likely to go for Black candidates … so long as they’re not Republicans. Don Scoggins, president of Republicans for Black Empowerment, says conservatives will have to change more than figureheads to make a real play for the Black vote.