Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Dems Worried About Black Candidates’ Electability to Top Offices

'We need a winning team. IMHO...'

(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Democratic donors are wondering if black candidates are able to run and win statewide races, Axios reported.

Historically, Democrats have relied on black voters to get their candidates into office; however, black candidates for 2022 are “are still plagued with electability questions.”

In Maryland, for example, three black men have run for the position of governor in their respective states and lost.

Several are currently among the crowded field of Democrats vying for the nomination in the state’s upcoming gubernatorial race.

But racist donors are using the poor track record to justify their support for white candidates, such as former Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez.

Barbara Goldberg Goldman, treasurer for the Democratic Party of Maryland, sent an email asking people to consider why this is and expressing concern over the future.

“Maryland is not a blue state. It’s a purple one. This is a fact we must not ignore,” Goldman claimed in the email.

“In the last 20 years, only eight have been with a Democratic Governor,” she continued. “We need a winning team. IMHO.”

Places such as Illinois, Pennsylvania, Arkansas and Wisconsin have reported similar outcomes.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the aisle, the growing Republican movement has a growing list of candidates of color.

At least 30 candidates in the up-and-coming 2022 midterm elections are people of color stepping into the GOP spotlight, according to Paris Dennard, spokesman for the Republican National Committee.

Instead of taking this now voting base for granted, the Republicans plan to bring people of color into the team.

“We’re not gonna write ’em off,” said NC GOP Chair Michael Whatley. “We’re gonna do everything we can to register and inform voters and get them to vote Republican.”

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