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  • How My High School Report on Malcolm X Turned Me Republican

    06/24/2014 1:16:12 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 156 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | June 24, 2014 | Gary Youngston
    Growing up in a black neighborhood in Oakland, California pretty much guaranteed that I was destined to be a Democrat. As a child whatever exposure I was given to politics had a simple message, Democrats are good and Republicans are bad. When I became a teenager I accept this as gospel and when Barack Obama was elected President this confirmed all I had been taught and was excited to become old enough to one day follow in his footsteps and be a strong Democrat to fight the good fight and bring social justice to black folks all over. However, in...
  • Republicans, Let us Honor Abraham Lincoln Today

    09/15/2003 6:37:23 AM PDT · by republicanwizard · 155 replies · 876+ views
    National Park Service ^ | 9/15/2003 | RepublianWizard
    Third Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Jonesboro, Illinois September 15, 1858 MR. DOUGLAS' SPEECH. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: I appear before you today in pursuance of a previous notice, and have made arrangements with Mr. Lincoln to divide time, and discuss with him the leading political topics that now agitate the country. Prior to 1854 this country was divided into two great political parties known as Whig and Democratic. These parties differed from each other on certain questions which were then deemed to be important to the best interests of the Republic. Whig and Democrats differed about a bank, the...
  • Black Republican: Black Caucus preaches victimization and dependency [Allen West (R-Fla.)

    11/20/2010 6:14:18 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies
    Black Republican: Black Caucus preaches victimization and dependency By Gautham Nagesh - 11/20/10 05:23 PM ET Congressman-elect Allen West (R-Fla.), who said he plans to become the only black Republican in the Congressional Black Caucus, accused the organization of failing the black community by promoting dependence on government welfare programs. "The Congressional Black Caucus cannot continue to be a monolithic voice that promotes these liberal social welfare policies and programs that are failing in the Black community, that are preaching victimization and dependency, that's not the way that we should go," West said on Fox News Friday. "And those are...
  • Republican state Sen. Bill Hardiman to run for Vern Ehlers' Congressional seat

    03/03/2010 6:54:39 AM PST · by AuH2ORepublican · 31 replies · 571+ views
    The Grand Rapids Press ^ | March 1, 2010 | Monica Scott
    GRAND RAPIDS --State Sen. Bill Hardiman, R-Kentwood, will run for the congressional seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Vern Ehlers, R-Grand Rapids. He was announcing his decision today. "West Michigan has a history of sending conservative, thoughtful representatives to Congress such as President Ford, Paul Henry and Vern Ehlers," Hardiman said. "They carried themselves with dignity and integrity. I'm a thoughtful conservative and am excited about running for this seat." Hardiman's announcement ensures at least a three-way primary, but the field could get crowded with other Republicans still seriously considering jumping into the 3rd Congressional District race. "If I am...
  • A Rising GOP PR Star

    01/25/2010 11:12:21 AM PST · by Def Conservative · 21 replies · 1,001+ views
    As for Smith’s future, the press secretary says she’s toying with the idea of running for office in Arkansas one day. Her fans are already one step ahead of her. The Facebook fan group Draft Princella for U.S. Congress is steadily gaining names of voters who want Smith to run against Rep. Berry, the incumbent in her home district. “I think in the long run she will be an elected official,” says Gingrich. “Her desire to serve people and her passionate interest in public policy make her somebody who will run for office.”
  • The Making of a Mayor

    09/15/2009 8:13:05 PM PDT · by AuH2ORepublican · 9 replies · 446+ views
    Impromptus (National Review Online) ^ | September 15, 2009 | Jay Nordlinger
    The Making of a Mayor By Jay Nordlinger Friends, there is a very interesting mayor in San Ramon, Calif., some 40 miles east of San Francisco. His name is H. Abram Wilson. I talked to him the other day — by phone (from New York), not in the Bay Area, alas. Not every American is entitled to perfect weather and beautiful surroundings. You might like to get to know Wilson a little. I thought I would write him up, Impromptus-style: in bulleted bites. . Wilson is running for reelection again — and he is again running unopposed. Next year, he...
  • The Life of a Young Black Conservative

    07/08/2009 9:47:16 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 20 replies · 1,101+ views
    glennbeck.com ^ | Glenn Beck
    Last week Glenn got a call from a very impressive young man named Jerome Hudson, who told Glenn he had written an op-ed during the 2008 election on being a black conservative. He sent it in and it's fantastic. Enjoy! While attending a black fraternity party, I recently learned it’s a bad idea to profess one’s affinity for Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, and Sean Hannity. Worse, according to current polls, it appears I may be the only black 22 year old in America who will be voting for Sen. John McCain. It’s not that I was unaware that...
  • Charleston's Scott makes history with House win (Black Repub)

    11/10/2008 4:16:12 AM PST · by Impy · 14 replies · 500+ views
    The State ^ | 11-.5-.8 | GINA SMITH
    Republican Tim Scott of Charleston County has made South Carolina history, becoming the first black GOP member to win a House seat in about 100 years. But three other black GOP candidates were unsuccessful in their bids to join Scott in the House. Scott, chairman of Charleston County Council, ran unopposed. Tuesday’s election was a formality for the small business owner running to represent House District 117, which covers portions of Berkeley and Charleston counties. Click here to find out more! His win puts South Carolina on par with Georgia, the only other Deep South state with black Republicans in...
  • 1 More B4 11 04 (A Black Republican)

    11/02/2008 11:29:02 AM PST · by jmpmstr4u2 · 24 replies · 1,122+ views
    Youtube ^ | machosauceproduction
    Another dissertation – right on the money! This guy should be featured on a 30 minute infomercial!
  • What about Angry Black Man?

    02/21/2008 2:28:33 PM PST · by Jim Jones Kool-Aid · 53 replies · 284+ views
    The Aspen Times ^ | 02/21/08 | Jim Jones
    What about Angry Black Man? :Please excuse my writing skills. I am not a writer and I am not attempting to pass myself off as one. I just enjoy sharing my mind.: There was a op-ed piece titled, “In election 2008, don’t forget Angry White Man”, written by Gary Hubbell, a columnist with the Aspen Times Weekly. In column Mr. Hubbell described the attributes of ‘The Angry White Man’, basically stating that the Angry White Man isn't being represented in this election period. Not that I totally disagree with this notion, but Mr. Hubbell alienates all of the Angry White...
  • A Future Michael Steele in Miss?

    01/27/2007 9:49:05 AM PST · by Amish · 13 replies · 1,217+ views
    Nic Lott considers seaking GOP nomination in Miss. 34th Senate District. Distrivct went about 25k to 18k for Haley barbour in the last Gov. race. From Wikipedia: Nic Lott is an American public servant who was the first African-American student body president elected at the University of Mississippi. Lott defeated five other candidates in the history making event for the state's flagship university, once plagued by the dark days of racism. Lott, a self-described conservative, has previously worked under Senate Republican Whip Trent Lott [1] (no relation), and has interned in The White House during President George W. Bush's first...
  • $600K for Fired Professor(Black Conservative)

    01/26/2007 8:38:38 AM PST · by MovementConservative · 18 replies · 1,533+ views
    Inside Higher Ed. | Jan. 26 | Scott Jaschik
    Fired Prof. articl
  • For Blackwell and Swann, 2006 May Be Different

    01/31/2006 1:20:21 AM PST · by paudio · 24 replies · 948+ views
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | January 31, 2006 | Peter Brown
    For almost two decades, national GOP leaders handpicked black sacrificial lamb candidate in races no Republican could win. Those candidates generally got the 10-15 percent of the black vote white Republicans garner. But 2006 may be different. Ken Blackwell in Ohio and Lynn Swann in Pennsylvania lead polls of Republicans in advance of spring primaries. Both are mega-swing states where the governorship is what matters since the chief executive controls patronage, judicial appointments and multibillion-dollar budgets. The key for the Republican Party's future is not so much whether Blackwell and Swann win in November - although that would be a...
  • Is the Voting Rights Act a Smokescreen?

    12/30/2005 6:27:29 AM PST · by spintreebob · 6 replies · 690+ views
    The Real Issue Is Turnout - Ralph Conner All American citizens of good will can see the value in encouraging Black voters to break through their voting lethargy and apathy--without using allegations of institutionalized racism as an excuse for self-disenfranchisement, failing to vote when you have the rock-solid right to do so. Last April, in my own bid for re-election as mayor of Maywood, Illinois, turnout was less than 25 percent in a community that is 90 percent African-American. It disturbs me deeply to know only one-quarter of the eligible voters in my community chose to exercise this essential right....
  • A Horse of a Different Color

    11/28/2005 9:43:01 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 9 replies · 816+ views
    NRO ^ | November 28, 2005, 8:06 a.m. | Jay Nordlinger
    Maryland’s Michael Steele and the courage of the black Republican. As a black Republican, Michael Steele is used to taunts and attacks. Over the years, he has developed skin that is not only black but thick as well. "I'm not an elephant for nothing," he notes. Steele, the lieutenant governor of Maryland, will need that elephant's skin for the campaign he has just launched. He's running for the U.S. Senate, hoping to succeed Democrat Paul Sarbanes, who is retiring after five terms. On the day he announced his Senate candidacy, all hell broke loose. Steve Gilliard is a popular blogger...
  • Liberal racism on display in Maryland

    11/09/2005 5:35:52 AM PST · by visitor · 14 replies · 1,473+ views
    Tallahassee Democrat ^ | November 9, 2005 | Ruben Narvarrette
    <....snip....> What a condescending remark - but what a useful example of liberal racism. Mention the words "liberal" and "racism" in one sentence in a classroom at one of the nation's most elite universities, and you'll get blank stares. For a lot of people on the left, the phrase is an oxymoron. They really don't seem to know what it means. How can liberals be racist? How can people dedicated to promoting tolerance be guilty of intolerance?
  • Black Democrats throw Oreo cookies to Black Republican?

    11/02/2005 11:56:21 AM PST · by Texas4ever · 50 replies · 1,198+ views
    Drudge Report | 11/02/05 | texas4ever
    Can anyone tell me if this is true..I cant find a link. What hypocrits. What is going on in the Democrat Party?
  • 'Everything that I do will be monitored'(Melvin Everson, Black Republican & Georgia State Rep.)

    10/04/2005 6:29:51 AM PDT · by GPBurdell · 1 replies · 333+ views
    Atlanta Journal and Constitution ^ | 10/02/05 | Ben Smith
    Q&A WITH MELVIN EVERSON 'Everything that I do will be monitored' > Published on: 10/02/05 Melvin Everson made history Tuesday by becoming the first black Georgia Republican since Reconstruction to win a legislative seat in a contested election. AJC Gwinnett News reporter Ben Smith interviewed the former Snellville city councilman at his home Thursday. Rep.-elect Everson discussed his historic victory, the possibility for more African-Americans in the GOPand his plans for the upcoming 2006 General Assembly in January. Q: During the election, you consistently avoided discussing the historic nature of your campaign. Now that you've won, have you had a...
  • Rouson takes the Republican plunge

    09/25/2005 9:33:10 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 9 replies · 686+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 9/25/05 | Times staff writers
    He's been courted by the likes of Jeb Bush, Charlie Crist and legions of Tampa Bay Republican activists. Last week, Darryl Rouson, the never dull former president of the St. Petersburg NAACP, took the plunge and became a Republican. "It's our heritage, and it can be our legacy," said Rouson, invoking past Republicans including Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver and Frederick Douglass. "I know it's not a very popular thing among a lot of African-Americans, but I just believe we should be at every table and speak the truth." The St. Petersburg lawyer and vocal antidrug crusader had already...
  • National GOP leader backs city councilman (RNC chair says party is best for minorities)

    05/16/2005 12:11:55 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 4 replies · 333+ views
    The Patriot-News ^ | May 16, 2005 | LES POWELL
    Opportunity. That was the key word in remarks by Ken Mehlman, chairman of the Republican National Committee, who was in Harrisburg yesterday. He appeared at a fund-raising rally for City Councilman Otto Banks, who is seeking re-election. A longtime Democrat, Banks recently switched to the GOP. Mehlman said his visit here was part of an ongoing effort to support minority candidates across the country, and to recruit minorities into the Republican party. Those objectives can be accomplished through "education reform, [supporting] small-businesses, home-ownership initiatives," Mehlman said. He said the Republican agenda is "designed to help working Americans." Mehlman said the...
  • Butler's Chances (Charlie Cook bullish on black conservative's Senate run in Michigan)

    05/04/2005 9:23:04 AM PDT · by AuH2ORepublican · 10 replies · 2,261+ views
    National Journal ^ | May 3, 2005 | Charlie Cook
    OFF TO THE RACES Butler's Chances Black Minister From Detroit May Prove To Be A GOP Exception By Charlie Cook Tuesday, May 3, 2005 Central to the job of a political analyst is to assess the partisanship and voting patterns of a state or congressional district, the strengths and weaknesses of the incumbent if one is running and of the other candidates in the field, the availability of resources and any other circumstances that might become important in the contest, and then weigh the importance of each of these factors. After almost three decades of watching congressional elections, I have...
  • Michigan Pastor Expected to Enter GOP Race for U.S. Senate

    04/11/2005 8:42:30 PM PDT · by Captain America · 25 replies · 941+ views
    MLive Newsflash ^ | April 11, 2005 | Associated Press
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- The Rev. Keith Butler is expected Tuesday to jump into the Republican race for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Democrat Debbie Stabenow, according to Dave Doyle of Lansing-based Marketing Resource Group, which is helping with Butler's campaign. Butler is the founding pastor of the 21,000-member nondenominational Word of Faith International Christian Center Church in Southfield and a former Detroit City Council member. According to his Web site, his 1989 election made him the first known Republican elected to the council since before World War II. Butler plans to unveil his candidacy during a two-day...
  • Report from the Kickoff Rally For George Fassitt(Black MS GOP Candidate)

    03/10/2005 10:54:15 AM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 4 replies · 458+ views
    Campaign To Elect George Fassitt ^ | March 10, 2005 | Self
    The 'Kickoff Rally' for George Fassitt, the Republican Candidate for the Biloxi City Council's newly created Sixth Ward and potentially the first African American GOP member was held this morning at the Biloxi Beachfront Hotel, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Several press outlets, including local television stations were in attendance, and Mr. Fassitt gave a thoughtful, yet rousing campaign speech about the needs, as he sees them, for Biloxi's newest ward. During his talk, Fassitt announced that his campaign's website http://www.georgefassitt.com is now in operation (click to view) Mr. Fassitt's kickoff speech was followed by a prayer and then a light luncheon...
  • (NV Congressman) Gibbons’ Wife to Explore Run for His House Seat (What about black conservative?)

    01/16/2005 6:09:12 PM PST · by AuH2ORepublican · 15 replies · 2,038+ views
    Roll Call ^ | January 10, 2005 | Nicole Duran
    Gibbons’ Wife to Explore Run for His House Seat By Nicole Duran Roll Call Staff January 10, 2005 Talk has begun in earnest that Rep. Jim Gibbons (R-Nev.) once again wants his wife to succeed him in a legislative body, as he seems certain to vacate his House seat for a run at the governor’s mansion.
  • A New Conversation on Civil Rights (There will be new life after Mary Frances Berry.)

    12/29/2004 11:52:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 666+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 12/30/2004 | Lawrence Henry
    When Mary Frances Berry left the U.S. Civil Rights Commission in early December, after 25 years as either vice-chairman or chairman, she did so without the anticipated bruising public fight. (The Bush administration apparently changed the locks on the Commission offices and reassigned the bank accounts.) Berry, whom new vice-chairman Abigail Thernstrom characterizes as "a remarkably divisive person," had a history of picking fights, and in fact took pride in it. The fights tended to devolve to a single issue: that Berry, representing all African Americans, had been discriminated against, and was going to get hers (and theirs) back. Thus...
  • Inside Track (African Americans should consider Republicans)

    11/22/2004 12:04:59 PM PST · by JohnnyZ · 22 replies · 827+ views
    The Louisiana Weekly ^ | November 22, 2004 | Chris Tidmore
    The likely next president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference is a familiar name to most students of the Civil Rights Movement. The Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, III is the son of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s closest ally and successor at the SCLC. In an interview with The Louisiana Weekly, Abernathy argued that African Americans may be wasting their votes by exclusively considering Democrats in elections. Instead, he argued that the best route to guarantee "human rights" of education and health care could come through supporting candidates of both parties. Abernathy came to Louisiana with the goal of beginning what...
  • BLACK MAN FOR BUSH (Show this to your black friends)

    10/13/2004 8:05:13 PM PDT · by El Conservador · 82 replies · 2,883+ views
    http://www.eviews.info/press/blackmanforbush.html ^ | October 12, 2004 | Pastor Clarence William Page
    For approximately ten years I have been without political affiliation.  I am not a member of a political party.  Today, I plan to change that.  First, I will vote for the reelection of President George W. Bush.  Secondly, I will join the Republican Party. Why?  Well, many (many, many) African Americans will say,"because he is an idiot".  I understand and respect that response.  I know the hurt we feel (and have felt for hundreds of years).  I am aware of the blatant racism the Republican Party has condoned (and in some cases still condones).  My reasons for the stance taken...
  • Steele's speech

    09/07/2004 2:26:42 PM PDT · by jackbill · 13 replies · 679+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 7, 2004 | Editors
    We think it was quite a shame there weren't more hours in primetime speaking slots at the Republican National Convention. Because if there were, then perhaps more Americans could have seen Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele's truly conservative and inspirational speech on the second night of the convention. We don't want to take away from either California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger or Laura Bush, who both spoke in the precious 10 to 11 p.m. slot aired by the major television networks, but it was in fact Mr. Steele's earlier, and far less covered, speech that Republicans, not to say Americans, should...
  • GOP nears choice for Senate [ALAN KEYES?]

    08/03/2004 6:21:35 AM PDT · by JohnnyZ · 14 replies · 1,432+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | August 3, 2004 | Liam Ford and John Chase
    Republican Party officials are planning a meet-the-candidate tour for the U.S. Senate nominee they hope to name at a meeting Tuesday to replace former candidate Jack Ryan. ..... Republican sources said a late entry into the race may be former presidential candidate Alan Keyes, a conservative who served as an ambassador to the United Nations in the Reagan administration and ran far behind George W. Bush in the 2000 Republican presidential primaries. Keyes, a Harvard-educated radio commentator from Maryland, also ran unsuccessfully for president in 1996, and for U.S. senator from Maryland in 1988 and 1992. "I know he has...
  • Bush Aide Resigns to Explore Ill. Senate Run

    07/09/2004 6:27:28 PM PDT · by AuH2ORepublican · 33 replies · 1,715+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 9, 2004 | Associated Press
    Bush Aide Resigns to Explore Ill. Senate Run Friday, July 09, 2004 SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The deputy director of President Bush's drug-control office resigned Friday to explore a run for the U.S. Senate in place of Jack Ryan (search), the Republican nominee who dropped out over sex club allegations. Andrea Grubb Barthwell (search), a Chicago-area physician, had been deputy director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (search) in Washington since 2002, focusing on reducing demand for drugs. Federal law barred her from seeking the Republican nomination while she worked for the government. Michael Barnes, an attorney and Barthwell...
  • GOP Hopes Black Mayor Can Nab House Seat in N.Y. (James Garner Running for Congress)

    05/13/2004 2:11:37 PM PDT · by AuH2ORepublican · 5 replies · 1,238+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 3, 2004 | Liz Trotta
    <p>GOP hopes black mayor can nab House seat in N.Y.</p> <p>NEW YORK — Long Island's first black mayor, James Arthur Garner, is a conservative Republican who the GOP believes can unseat four-term Democratic Rep. Carolyn McCarthy and attract black voters to the party he has re-christened "The Grow Out Party."</p>
  • Rep. Hooley should brace for a tough race (Statesman Journal endorses Jackie Winters)

    04/17/2004 6:39:14 PM PDT · by AuH2ORepublican · 14 replies · 1,812+ views
    Statesman Journal ^ | April 17, 2004 | Editorial
    Rep. Hooley should brace for a tough race Both Sen. Jackie Winters and Jim Zupacncic are formidable foes. April 17, 2004 Voters in the 5th Congressional District can choose between the strongest Republican candidates in years. Either state Sen. Jackie Winters of Salem or lawyer Jim Zupancic of Lake Oswego would be a formidable opponent to Democratic Rep. Darlene Hooley. Winters’ and Zupancic’s views are alike in many ways. Both support President Bush’s tax cut, his No Child Left Behind act and his approach to thinning public forests. Each vows to cut government waste and paints the other as more...
  • Former Oregon GOP Chairman Endorses Jackie Winters for Congress

    04/14/2004 11:11:48 AM PDT · by AuH2ORepublican · 7 replies · 1,911+ views
    JackieWinters.Com ^ | April 12, 2004 | Perry A. Atkinson
    From the desk of Perry A. Atkinson Oregon Republican Party Chairman 1999-2003 Monday, April 12, 2004 Dear Fellow Republican, It is rare that I get involved in a Republican Primary but when I learned that Senator Jackie Winters’ opponent in the Fifth Congressional District race, downtown Portland Lawyer Jim Zupancic, had contributed money to Democrat Attorney General Hardy Meyers, it bothered me deeply. This is the same Hardy Meyers that recently refused to enforce the state law banning gay marriage in Multnomah County. While I was trying to lead the Party, at a time when then candidate George W. Bush...
  • A Race For Wisconsin's 4th District? (Black Republican may have a chance in open seat)

    04/04/2004 6:25:22 PM PDT · by AuH2ORepublican · 13 replies · 1,296+ views
    A Race For Wisconsin's 4th District? You may remember that in January Congressman Jerry Kleczka decided not to run for his 11th term. He's a staunch liberal Democrat who has represented Wisconsin's 4th district for the last 20 years. The 4th District consists of the city of Milwaukee and a few of the suburbs. It was widely believed by most, including me, that this seat is a solid Democratic seat, but that belief may be unfounded. The Republican candidate who is running for this seat is Corey Hoze. He is a lifetime Milwaukee resident who has worked both in government...
  • Winters Only Candidate to Receive NRA Endorsement (Black Republican Running for Congress in Oregon)

    04/01/2004 8:23:13 AM PST · by AuH2ORepublican · 10 replies · 1,593+ views
    JackieWinters.Com ^ | March 31, 2004 | Jackie Winters
    “I am grateful to all the NRA members for their continued support. I am honored to forward you the following NRA-PVF endorsement I received today,” Senator Jackie Winters. NRA Political Victory Fund Institute for Legislative Action 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22030 March 31, 2004 The Honorable Jackie Winters 3282 25th Street SE Salem, Oregon 97302 Dear Senator Winters: On behalf of our four million members, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund is proud to endorse your candidacy for the United States House of Representatives in the 5th congressional district of Oregon. During your tenure in the Oregon...
  • Campaign 2004: Collins exiting from Ga. Senate race?

    03/23/2004 1:18:03 PM PST · by RepFarmer · 20 replies · 225+ views
    The Hill ^ | March 23, 2004 | The Hill
    Collins exiting from Ga. Senate race? Isakson leads pack; pizza king Cain running strong A leading Georgia Republican Party official has cast doubt on Rep. Mac Collins’s Senate prospects, raising the possibility that he could drop out of the July Republican Senate primary and run for a seventh term in the House. “When all is said and done, Isakson and Cain will be the last two standing,” said Kay Godwin, who oversees the state GOP in all Georgia counties with fewer than 80,000 people. Godwin was referring to three-term Rep. Johnny Isakson and pizza magnate Herman Cain, also running in...
  • LeSueur's run may not be so quixotic [MS-2]

    03/15/2004 10:20:41 PM PST · by JohnnyZ · 33 replies · 241+ views
    The Greenwood Commonwealth ^ | March 15, 2004 | The Greenwood Commonwealth
    Tireless campaigner made a strong showing in GOP primary. Clinton B. LeSueur amply demonstrated in Tuesday's congressional primary that he is no flash in the pan. The indefatigable fellow knows how to get votes. LeSueur set up a November rematch with incumbent Rep. Bennie Thompson after easily dispatching two challengers for the Republican nomination. Although the turnout was terribly light, LeSueur did a good job of showing the Republican Party leadership that his campaign will be worth investing in. He more than doubled his vote total from the 2002 GOP primary while capturing 85 percent of the vote. He still...
  • Republican Cain joins U.S. Senate race facing east Cobb Rep. Isakson

    03/13/2004 8:30:41 AM PST · by Veritas_est · 20 replies · 263+ views
    Marietta Daily Journal ^ | March 9, 2004 | David Burch
    Republican Cain joins U.S. Senate race facing east Cobb Rep. Isakson Tuesday, March 9, 2004 4:00 AM EST E-mail this story to a friend | Printable version By David Burch Marietta Daily Journal Staff Writer MARIETTA - An African- American Republican with no prior political experience, U.S. Senate candidate Herman Cain said he sees his status as a Washington outsider as a virtue rather than a drawback headed into the July 20 Republican primary. "I'm in a position to challenge the status quo," Cain, who worked most recently as chairman and CEO of the national chain Godfather's Pizza, said Monday...
  • Stith eyes run for Lt. governor (NC}

    03/10/2004 7:43:58 PM PST · by JohnnyZ · 5 replies · 1,714+ views
    The Herald-Sun (Durham) ^ | March 8, 2004 | The Herald-Sun
    Durham City Councilman Thomas Stith edged closer to becoming a candidate for lieutenant governor Monday when he established a campaign committee for the office, he said. Stith, who is serving his third term on the council, has said he's considering running for the Republican nomination. He probably will make an official announcement within a couple of weeks, he added. "I guess that puts us one step closer," he said of the newly formed committee, which is a necessary precursor for raising or spending money for a campaign. Stith also said he has been reaching out to Republican leaders across the...
  • Broome may run for N.C. Senate

    02/19/2004 10:54:45 AM PST · by JohnnyZ · 2 replies · 126+ views
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | February 19, 2004 | MICHELLE CROUCH
    Darryl Broome, a longtime member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission, is considering a run for N.C. Senate. The 42-year-old Republican is eyeing the new Senate district in the University City area and north Mecklenburg, which still must be approved by the courts. Broome could face off against former Democratic state Sen. Fountain Odom or Democratic Charlotte City Council member Malcolm Graham. Both have expressed interest in the seat. "I can give the people in that district something to be excited about," Broome said. "I'm not just a status quo, everyday politician." Broome became the first black Republican ever nominated in...
  • Vernon Robinson is the Fundraising Champion in the Race for NC's 5th Congressional District

    02/05/2004 3:32:53 PM PST · by AuH2ORepublican · 10 replies · 2,087+ views
    vernonrobinson.com ^ | February 2, 2004 | Vernon Robinson Campaign
    Vernon Robinson is the Fundraising Champion in the Race for North Carolina's 5th Congressional District Race Becomes Most Expensive in the Country Robinson is Nation's Top Non-Incumbent WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- The Robinson for Congress Campaign (R-NC5) filed its year-end report with the Federal Election Commission on Saturday, January 31st. Winston-Salem City Councilman Vernon Robinson trounced his self-financed millionaire opponents and finished first in fundraising for both the 4th Quarter and the year. Indeed, the fundraising race was not particularly close, with Robinson, a nationally-prominent conservative, raising substantially more in the fourth quarter ($430,689.98) than all of his opponents COMBINED (that...
  • Stephanie Summers-O’Neal Formally Announces Candidacy for U.S. Congress [MS-2]

    01/02/2004 11:30:45 AM PST · by JohnnyZ · 2 replies · 2,722+ views
    Magnolia Report ^ | December 19, 2003 | Summers-O'Neal campaign
    Jackson, MS -- Stephanie Summers-O’Neal, a Jackson native and local business owner, announced her historic candidacy for Mississippi’s second congressional district during press conferences in Jackson and Greenville today. Summers-O’Neal will be the first African-American, female, Republican elected to the U.S. Congress when Mississippians send her to Congress next November. “As a citizen of the Second District, I believe we deserve the best this country has to offer. We deserve better job opportunities so we can build better lives, quality education so our children can contribute to society, access to the best in health care, and strong communities in which...
  • A BOSTON GLOBE EDITORIAL: A loss for Republicans

    07/03/2002 7:58:15 AM PDT · by rface · 36 replies · 212+ views
    page A16 of the Boston Globe ^ | July 3, 2002 | Boston Globe
    <p>After serving four terms as congressman from the 4th District of Oklahoma, J.C. Watts has decided to step down, leaving the House without an African-American Republican and leaving the Republican Party with tough questions about diversity.</p> <p>Watts was first elected in 1994. In 1998 GOP colleagues named him chairman of the House Republican Conference, making him number four in the House's leadership ranks. He was reelected to the job in 2000.</p>
  • Black Conservative to Run as Republican in Georgia Senate

    09/21/2003 3:37:49 PM PDT · by Amish · 23 replies · 216+ views
    Talon News ^ | September 19, 2003 | By Jimmy Moore
    (Talon News) -- When conservative Georgia Sen. Zell Miller decided he was going to retire next year, the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza decided it was time for him to bring the skills he has learned as a successful businessman to politics. "His experience, coupled with his characteristic determination, make this black conservative a serious contender for the U.S. Senate in Georgia," said Matthew Craig, a research associate of the African-American leadership network Project 21, referring to Republican candidate Herman Cain. Cain, who is an African-American and a conservative Republican, recently received overwhelming support from his former colleagues in the...
  • Black Republicans Meet [in Virginia]

    09/29/2002 7:27:11 PM PDT · by Ligeia · 11 replies · 158+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 9.29.02 | Tyler Whitley
    <p>The last time the Republican Party of Virginia made a major effort to rally black people to its side turned into a public-relations nightmare.</p> <p>Only seven showed up at a well-advertised rally in the cavernous Arthur Ashe Jr. Center in 1995.</p>
  • Scott Newton, Roger Crowder seeking to be firsts in their respective statewide races [Miss.]

    08/23/2003 9:39:47 AM PDT · by JohnnyZ · 2 replies · 328+ views
    DeSoto Times ^ | August 22, 2003 | ROBERT LEE LONG
    Roger Crowder, Republican candidate for State Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce, discusses strategy with Ellen Jernigan of the DeSoto County Area Republican Women and GOP Executive Committee. SOUTHAVEN — Two candidates for statewide office — Scott Newton, Republican contender for attorney general and Roger Crowder, GOP candidate for state agricultural and commerce commissioner — both are seeking to be “firsts.” Newton, a former FBI agent from Ridgeland, is seeking to become the state’s first Republican attorney general, while Crowder, a retired state agricultural marketing specialist, is seeking to become Mississippi’s first Republican commissioner of agriculture and commerce, not to...
  • Fifth District race getting interesting [NC - plus statewide races]

    08/21/2003 7:48:05 PM PDT · by JohnnyZ · 35 replies · 2,080+ views
    Fifth District race getting interesting Many political observers in the Triad think that the entrance of Ed Broyhill into the congressional race hurts state Sen. Virginia Foxx the most. She was counting on her base of support outside of Forysth County, and particularly in the northwestern mountain counties, to at least get her into a runoff with one of the many Forysth candidates. But Broyhill has obvious connections, family and personal, in many of those same counties. One of those competing for the nomination,Nathan Tabor of Kernersville, reportedly fired a previous set of consultants because they had proposed a campaign...
  • Sen. Winters' potential for Hooley's seat considered [OR-5]

    07/15/2003 8:19:20 AM PDT · by JohnnyZ · 30 replies · 347+ views
    Statesman Journal ^ | July 15, 2003 | Steve Law
    <p>Salem Republican Jackie Winters might try to unseat local Congresswoman Darlene Hooley with a nudge from the top gun in her party — George W. Bush.</p> <p>“I’ve had conversations with the president on a couple of occasions,” said Winters, serving in her first state Senate term. “I’ve said that I would look at it, but I won’t do anything until after the session.”</p>
  • Black conservative seeks seat in Senate

    06/01/2003 11:26:18 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 39 replies · 202+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, June 2, 2003 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    <p>The kind of black candidate that many conservatives dream of has entered the Republican primary for Georgia's Senate seat in 2004.</p> <p>Herman Cain is a pro-life Reaganite and the chairman of Godfather's Pizza chain. He took over management of the once-troubled company, making it a success and finally buying it for $50 million from Pillsbury in 1988.</p>
  • Political Equations [NC Black party switcher]

    04/29/2003 2:17:25 PM PDT · by JohnnyZ · 1 replies · 203+ views
    The Rhinocerous Times ^ | April 24, 2003 | M.E. Pellin
    There’s one less Democrat and one more Republican in Mecklenburg County, and the math might just work out to one more Republican on the Charlotte City Council. Long odds on another political calculation might add up to a new Republican mayor. Last week, Optimist Park community activist Linda Williams officially switched her party affiliation from Democrat to Republican. On Monday, former City Councilmember Mike Castano, who has been a Republican since birth, officially announced he was running for mayor, seeking to unseat four-term incumbent Pat McCrory, also a Republican, who might or might not run for another term. McCrory hasn’t...