Ethnic diversity among Democrats and Republicans
The situation is particularly embarrassing situation for Democrats, to whom black voters give the vast majority of their support. Until Sen. Mo Cowan (D-Mass.) was appointed in February, the only African-American in the Senate was a Republican — Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina. And it’s not lost on high-profile Democrats that the GOP now enjoys more ethnic diversity among its statewide leaders than the party whose president is both an illustration and a beneficiary of America’s changing face. . . .After all, what party has the most Hispanic governors (NM and NV) and senators (FL and TX) and Indian governors (SC and LA)? As well as a Black US Senator (SC)?