Skip to comments.GOP Hopes to Add Black Lawmakers to House (Pelosi could lose the gavel)
Posted on 10/29/2020 2:27:48 AM PDT by Libloather
The Republican Party is hoping to build its ranks of Black lawmakers in the House, with one candidate expected to win in a safe GOP district and a handful of others in competitive races, following the planned retirement of its sole current Black member.
Republicans made increasing diversity among their ranks a priority this election cycle. Sixty-four Black GOP candidates ran for the House this fall, with about half making it to the general election, according to a senior Republican aide.
The Republicans best bet in the House is Byron Donalds, a Naples, Fla.-based state lawmaker who has aligned himself closely with President Trump, casting himself to voters as a strong, Trump-supporting, gun-owning, liberty-loving, pro-life, politically incorrect Black man. After winning a hotly contested primary, he is on track to win his race next week in the heavily Republican district. He faces Democrat Cindy Banyai, a consultant and college instructor.
Two other Black Republicans are running in competitive races, facing freshmen Democrats in predominantly white districts. Burgess Owens in Utahs fourth district is challenging Rep. Ben McAdams and Wesley Hunt is running against Rep. Lizzie Fletcher in Texas seventh district in Houston. Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) fundraised and campaigned for both, and introduced the top candidates to the president.
Black Americans are not monolithic, we do not think with our skin, Mr. Owens said, calling Democrats too focused on race. Mr. Owens said he represents a point of view that puts God, country, family, above everything else. And because of that, Im a big threat.
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God Bless these candidates may they all win and win convincingly
More evidence the GOPE is falling for the lies of the MSM on “diversity” and “inclusion”. PJDT will show how to truly MAGA without pandering to loathsome liberal lies.
Lose her gavel?! She should be in prison for treason
I would love to see a few black Republicans win!
Sure she is a big underdog, but maybe the hidden black vote is real.
I sent her a few bucks as well as John James, black guy running for senate in MI.
He looks like he can win.
Kim K. has raised a lot more money than the democrat. I am sure her ad got the ball really rolling. I think she has a real shot at winning.
We will have the House, Senate, and Presidency. Thank God for Trump!
Pelosi loses the gavel on Dec. 3. She is subject to re-election, or not.
Shes worked her tail off
Hopefully she wins and if not will earn a good spot in a second term perhaps working with Tim Scott and others to bring the jobs factories markets back from Communist China into the cities where a labor force an infrastructure awaits
article is behind paywall.
anything there that proveds rationale ro data that supports winning the house or just the usual rah rah stuff?
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