4/29/2013

Ethnic diversity among Democrats and Republicans

This might have been obvious before, but it is nice to see that the media is acknowledging this central fact.  From Politico:
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)?

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