Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $87,328
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 99%!! Less than $700 to go!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: mfume

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • The NAACP's Red Roots

    07/16/2009 11:51:38 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies · 458+ views ^ | June 26, 2000
    Black radical WEB DuBois, who later joined the Communist Party, was the organization's first director of publicity and research, as well as editor of the group's monthly publication The Osiris. This publication gave DuBois an excellent outlet from which to pour forth all manner of racial invective against whites, supposedly in the name of "promoting equality." .... DuBois was known to have "hailed the Russian Revolution of 1917" and he travelled to the Soviet Union in 1926 and 1936. He especially liked 'the racial attitudes of the Communists'." In 1922 the NAACP started to receive grants from the Garland Fund,...
  • Cardin rally eyes appeal to blacks [Steele R-MD]

    09/28/2006 1:46:40 PM PDT · by Norman Bates · 16 replies · 528+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 28, 2006 | S.A. Miller
    U.S. Sen. Barack Obama joined Maryland's top Democrats yesterday to rally for Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin's run for the U.S. Senate in a display of party unity that also highlighted the state party's lack of black candidates for statewide office. The most prominent black Democrats among more than 50 elected officials on the outdoor stage at the University of Maryland College Park were Mr. Obama of Illinois and Kweisi Mfume, the former National Association for the Advancement of Colored People president, who lost Maryland's Democratic primary for the Senate to Mr. Cardin. Mr. Obama, the country's only black senator, dismissed...
  • Cardin vs. Capitalism, Matthews' White-Liberal Guilt Trip

    09/14/2006 3:32:25 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies · 806+ views
    MSNBC-Hardball/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein September 14, 2006 - 18:19 When Ben Cardin, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senator from Maryland, appeared on this afternoon's Hardball, host Chris Matthews played a Cardin TV ad, most of which was taken up by Cardin informing voters that: "I always try to do what's right, what's in the best interest of Maryland families: taking on the drug companies, the oil companies, the insurance companies." Let's first note Cardin's daring admission that he tries to do 'what's right.' Controversial stuff. Actually, come to think of the track record of Maryland politicians when it comes to obeying...
  • Cardin leads Mfume in Maryland Senate race

    09/13/2006 3:10:39 AM PDT · by Puzzleman · 23 replies · 1,214+ views
    MSNBC ^ | September 13, 2006 | MSNBC Staff
    Rep. Ben Cardin led Kweisi Mfume, former head of the NAACP, in Maryland's primary Tuesday, as voters cast their ballots to determine who would be the Democratic Senate candidate in November's election. The seat is currently held by Sen. Paul Sarbanes, who is retiring after nearly 30 years in the Senate. --snip--With 85 percent of precincts reporting, Cardin was leading Mfume, with 45 percent of the vote to Mfume’s 39 percent, or 194,364 votes to 169,953 votes.
  • Cardin Leads Mfume in New Survey USA poll (up 9 points)

    09/11/2006 3:51:01 PM PDT · by okstate · 19 replies · 867+ views
    Survey USA ^ | 11 September 2006 | Survey USA
    Cardin 47% Mfume 38% Rales 7% Undecided 7% Other 1% 424 Likely Democratic Primary voters MOE 4.9%
  • Cardin, Mfume eye prize

    09/10/2006 6:30:12 AM PDT · by no dems · 5 replies · 326+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-10-06 | S.A. Miller; Jon Ward
    The leading Democrat in Maryland's U.S. Senate race yesterday turned to his political machine, built over his 40 years of state politics, to launch an imposing voter-turnout effort before the primary election Tuesday. "We've got to get the vote out, so we need your help today," Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, a 10-term congressman from Balti-more, said to about 100 volunteers at a rally in Towson. High overall turnout will benefit him because it will offset the black vote, which accounts for about 40 percent of votes in Maryland Democratic primaries. Most of those votes likely will go to primary rival...
  • Cardin's lead over Mfume up in poll (MD- Steele polling well)

    08/30/2006 10:57:26 AM PDT · by okstate · 11 replies · 624+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 30 August 2006 | S.A. Miller
    Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin has increased his lead in the contest for the Democratic nomination in Maryland's U.S. Senate race and likely Republican nominee Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele remains highly competitive in any general election matchup, a poll released today shows. Likely voters in the Sept. 12 Democratic primary now favor Mr. Cardin over ex-Rep. Kweisi Mfume, a former National Association for the Advancement of Colored People president, by 43 percent to 30 percent, according to a statewide poll by nonpartisan Gonzales Research & Marketing Strategies. In the general election, the poll found Mr. Steele trailing Mr. Cardin 44...
  • Reps. Wynn, Cummings to endorse Mfume

    Maryland Democratic Reps. Al Wynn and Elijah Cummings will endorse former Rep. Kweisi Mfume (D-Md.) on Wednesday in his bid to win the party's Senate nomination in the Sept. 12 primary, a spokesman for Mfume's campaign said. The Democrats in the Maryland congressional delegation have split along racial lines. Wynn and Cummings, who are black, will back Mfume while Reps. Steny Hoyer, the minority whip, and Dutch Ruppersberger, who are white, have contributed money to Rep. Ben Cardin. Only Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) has not given money to either candidate. About 30 percent of Maryland's population is black and...
  • Maryland Senate: Close Race

    08/19/2006 2:20:21 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies · 807+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 19, 2006
    In the latest Rasmussen Reports poll of the competitive U.S. Senate contest in Maryland, Republican Lt. Governor Michael Steele slightly trails each Democratic contender. Congressman Ben Cardin (D) leads Steele 47% to 42%. Former NAACP President Kweisi Mfume (D) leads the Republican 46% to 44% (see crosstabs). This sets the stage for a closely fought general election no matter which Democrat wins the September 12 primary.
  • Steele to Report Strong Fundraising for Second Quarter

    07/08/2006 8:12:39 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 8 replies · 475+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 7/8/06 | John Wagner and Ann E. Marimow
    Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele (R) will report raising more than $1.8 million during the second quarter of the year, a clip likely to far outpace any of his rivals for the open U.S. Senate seat, according to an internal campaign memo. Steele finished the quarter that ended June 30 with more than $3 million in the bank, according to a memo written by his campaign manager, Michael Levitt, that is circulating in advance of next week's deadline to file reports. Steele's $1.8 million haul exceeded the $1.3 million he raised last quarter. The leading Democrats in the primary...

    07/02/2006 10:15:35 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 24 replies · 638+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Juny 2, 2006 | Matthew Mosk and Claudia Deane
    Former NAACP president Kweisi Mfume leads U.S. Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin in what is shaping up to be a racially polarized Democratic Senate primary in Maryland, even as roughly a third of the electorate has not settled on a candidate, according to a new Washington Post poll. For the first time in Maryland history, both major parties have the potential to nominate an African American, and the poll suggests that the hopes of all of the major candidates will depend on their ability to cross racial boundaries for support.
  • Maryland Senate Race May Hinge On Ethnicity (Mfume 33%; Cardin 26%)

    07/02/2006 8:56:20 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 9 replies · 442+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 7/2/06 | Matthew Mosk and Claudia Deane
    Mfume Leads Cardin In Sharply Divided Primary, Poll Shows Former NAACP president Kweisi Mfume leads U.S. Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin in what is shaping up to be a racially polarized Democratic Senate primary in Maryland, even as roughly a third of the electorate has not settled on a candidate, according to a new Washington Post poll. For the first time in Maryland history, both major parties have the potential to nominate an African American, and the poll suggests that the hopes of all of the major candidates will depend on their ability to cross racial boundaries for support. As they...
  • The 'Kweisi Problem'

    06/10/2006 1:23:56 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 40 replies · 1,694+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 6/11/06 | Lee Hockstader
    As Democrats elsewhere rub their hands in anticipation of congressional gains in the midterm elections, Democrats in Maryland are gloomily contemplating a scenario in which they may lose a U.S. Senate seat they've held for 30 years. And that scenario has a name: Kweisi Mfume. Smart, personable and politically shrewd, Mfume is not exactly the image of a nightmare candidate. He has the bearing, bona fides and oratorical panache of a senator, and he possesses that priceless commodity for any New Age politician -- a poignant personal narrative. Having run with violent street gangs and fathered five children by four...
  • Mfume decries lack of party support

    Maryland U.S. Senate candidate Kweisi Mfume said yesterday that Democrats risk losing the senatorial election because "old-line party bosses" are undermining his campaign and alienating black voters. Mr. Mfume also would not say whether he would endorse Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, the front-runner for the Democratic Senate nomination, if he should lose to the lawmaker in the September primary. "I can say that there will be people who will feel disaffected [if I am not the nominee]," Mr. Mfume told editors and reporters at The Washington Times. "I've tried to resist the hypothetical question [about endorsing Mr. Cardin]," he said....
  • Maryland Senate: Steele (R) Trails Cardin and Mfume

    04/25/2006 11:07:08 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 14 replies · 701+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 25 April 2006
    April 25, 2006--Democratic Congressman Ben Cardin is maintaining a substantial lead over Lt. Governor Michael Steele in the race to succeed retiring Democratic Senator Paul Sarbanes. Cardin now leads 45% to 35%, a slight decline from our previous poll. Cardin's lead has been shaved only by increased voter uncertainty; Steele's support is still at 35%. Former NAACP President Kweisi Mfume (D), who has often been neck-and-neck with Steele in our surveys, is now slightly ahead, leading Steele 42% to 38%. The Senate contest echoes the race for Maryland Governor, where the incumbent Republican Bob Ehrlich trails two Democrats when voters...
  • Poll Shows Latest on Senate, Governor's Races (Maryland--Mfume within 1% of Cardin!)

    04/17/2006 6:54:00 PM PDT · by AuH2ORepublican · 19 replies · 1,913+ views
    The Washington ^ | April 12, 2006 | Tim Craig and John Wagner
    It turns out the numbers in the Comptroller's race aren't the only interesting ones in a new poll commissioned by Del. Peter Franchot (D-Montgomery), a hopeful for the office. The same poll, conducted by Garin Hart Yang, showed the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in a statistical dead heat between Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin of Baltimore and Kweisi Mfume, the former congressman and NAACP leader. Cardin had the support of 32 percent of likely Democratic voters, while Mfune netted 31 percent. No other caniddate received more than 3 percent and 32 percent were undecided. In the Democratic primary for governor,...
  • Black vote no longer a lock for Democrats

    03/02/2006 7:16:17 AM PST · by grundle · 14 replies · 776+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | March 2, 2006 | Jon Ward
    Black voters' loyalty to the Democratic Party is no longer a certainty in Maryland, especially among young independent voters, several black leaders say. "We might be the last generation of unabashed loyalists to the Democratic Party," state Senate Majority Leader Nathaniel J. McFadden of Baltimore says. "The Democratic Party is no longer a monolith for the African-American community." Rep. Albert R. Wynn of Prince George's County warns his party's leaders that "black voters can no longer be taken for granted." Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele, a Republican who is the first black to win statewide office in Maryland, has been...
  • Cardin's cash edge over Mfume draws ire of black Democrats [MD Senate race]

    02/06/2006 9:55:01 AM PST · by Coop · 32 replies · 854+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2/2/06 | Jon Ward
    ANNAPOLIS -- Black Democratic lawmakers yesterday attributed Kweisi Mfume's paltry war chest to their party leaders' efforts to ensure that Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin wins the Democratic nomination for Senate. "The Democratic Party ... [has] tried to orchestrate Ben's success from the outset. Them boys got together and said, 'Ben's the one,'?" said Delegate Nathaniel T. Oaks, a black Baltimore Democrat who has endorsed Mr. Mfume. "It's a problem because of the message that it sends to individuals who may be interested in the future in holding elected office, especially African-American young people," said Senate Majority Leader Nathaniel J. McFadden,...
  • Support follows racial lines

    01/12/2006 11:04:23 AM PST · by JZelle · 4 replies · 282+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 1-12-06 | S.A. Miller
    Endorsements for U.S. Senate candidates are dividing along racial lines in Maryland's Democratic Party. Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, who is white, has received more than 100 endorsements for his Senate bid, but just seven have come from black Democratic officials. Kweisi Mfume, who is black and the former president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, has received 29 Senate endorsements, but just two have come from white Democratic officials. Racial issues have disquieted state Democratic leaders, who have borne long-standing complaints of ignoring black voters that Mr. Mfume himself reiterated during a speech last summer.
  • Mfume: Known by the company he keeps

    10/29/2005 12:11:05 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies · 1,306+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 10/29/05 | Les Kinsolving
    Whatever did happen to Kweisi Mfume? You remember Kweisi, that one-time Baltimore youth hell-raiser who sired five children out of wedlock – but who reformed himself enough to get elected to Congress and then president of the NAACP. He is currently running for the Democratic nomination for U.S. senator from Maryland. So what did Kweisi do on Saturday, Oct. 15? Well, he enlisted as one of the speakers at Louis Farrakhan's "Millions More Movement" event – the 10th anniversary of the (alleged) "Million Man March," which never reached anywhere near that number, then or on the 15th. The Washington Post...