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Minority Republican Candidates Make History On Election Day

November 3, 2010 by  

Minority Republican candidates make history on election day  A historic election day for Republicans also marked a groundbreaking moment for minority GOP candidates.

On a day that conservatives gained control of the House of Representatives and captured the majority of governorships in the United States, several Republican candidates bucked long-standing trends in their home states. Two years after the nation elected its first African-American president, voters continued to make historic decisions at the polls.

Susana Martinez (R-N.M.) became the first Hispanic woman to be elected governor in U.S. history, while Nikki Haley (R-N.C.) and Mary Fallin (R-Okla.) will soon be the first female governors of their respective states.

Brian Sandoval will become Nevada's first Hispanic governor, while Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Allen West (R-Fla.) are the first black Republicans elected in their respective states since the late 19th century. The last black Republican in Congress was J.C. Watts (R-Okla.), who left office in 2003.

"Color is becoming less of an issue," Richard Ivory, a black Republican political consultant, told Fox News. "There was a time when the white electorate saw race first and made judgments based on this alone. While black Republicans and Obama disagree ideologically, both are candidates whose message surpassed pigment."

Despite the surge of minority candidates for governorships and the House of Representatives, there will be no African-American in the Senate come January. All three black candidates fell short in their midterm races. Roland Burris (D-Ill.), who is the only African-American in the current Senate, will be succeeded by white Republican Mark Kirk.

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  • s c

    Let me get this straight. You can be a member of a racial minority and get elected to high office? IMAGINE THAT! In other words, a certain ‘other’ group is nothing better than a herd of pimps, prostitutes and LIARS.
    Let’s get down to business. One of our chief goals is to stop the status quo retards in Washington (and state capitals) from trying to put new faces ‘in their place’ so old farts and fartettes can stay comfy.
    Good intentions won’t get it done. People, you know most of the names of the interlopers in state governments and in Washington. Do it for your families and America’s children and future generations. We can’t keep the unborn FREE by selling ourselves and THEIR future.

  • Dan az

    First things first They had better get hot on the tax breaks or we all are on our way out.
    second thing impeach the imposter and pull out all of his doings
    Third find out what they did to the ballots in nevada Im sorry but not even they could pull that one off with out fraud.
    Even now I’m disgusted with the results of the american citizens Boxer?please. barney? noway! what the hell happened to people with common sense?Taking back the house was good but not the senate? why not just vote another 4yrs for obumer and lets just give up now.Disappointed to say the least.


    GOO” mornin mr president , ladies and gentlemen of the prestigious ywhyte house seals , today the republican won the one united way to keep the world a happier people in magestic awe of the great liberty awe….our goal is to shalve high school drop out rate by 2018 and increase the standard of rural living by 2020, the underdevelopment rate of the depressing economy might be discouraging or rather upscourging due to the lack of proper arraignment of ..1st thing 1st mr president i will like to include that the saddest day of my life was when the world trading centre collapsed with the numerous treasures of live and property,on sept 9-11 , like to add that the 3pics ads of mr president on this blog carry the face of the modern ,civillized democracy for political stability in todays politics , sir i vote for the inclusion of the f15 ceasearh bomberdier jet behind the true face of mr president for our fissioned democracy to be complete, we are a people of high world integrity,by 2050 we in the awe G20 class could have solved the chaos of dragin poverty to the pulpit………thanks so much congress for you listening eyes…..


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