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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The year of black Republicans?

Posted By on Wed, May 5, 2010 at 6:22 AM

Much has been made -- today by the New York Times -- of the 32 black Republicans seeking seats in Congress this year. President Obama, though opposed politically, is credited with providing impetus for increased optimism on the part of black candidates.

Yes, but, will any win Republican primaries?

We have one chance to watch in Arkansas, the 1st District, where a GOP candidate was quoted in today's article.

Princella Smith, who is running for an open seat in Arkansas, said she viewed the president’s victory through both the lens of history and partisan politics. “Aside from the fact that I disagree fundamentally with all his views, I am proud of my nation for proving that we have the ability to do something like that,” Ms. Smith said.

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