'Obama effect'? | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

'Obama effect'?

Posted By on Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 9:15 AM

Stand News, the weekly newspaper that targets the African-American community, reports a surge in political filings by black candidates, a development it characterizes as a side effect of excitement about President Obama.

Nearly 14 months ago America watched as Barack Obama took the oath to become the first African-American president of the United States. His victory set off an increased pride and confidence among Blacks, especially youth. It appears that his message of hope has resonated with many aspiring Black Arkansans as 46 candidates, including two independents, filed last week for various positions; a staggering 64 percent more than in the 2008 election.

Let us hope that translates into a surge of black voting this year.

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