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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Even more Black Republicans go to Congress

Republican Will Hurd

The Coming of Black Republicans

  • This is driving Leftists insane with fear that Black Americans just might figure out that they are allowed to be Conservative.  
  • If the GOP Black vote bumps up to only 20% you will see solid blue states and districts become competitive in elections. 

(San Antonio)  --  U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego early Wednesday conceded defeat to GOP challenger Will Hurd in Texas Congressional District 23. Both candidates confirmed they spoke shortly before 1 a.m. to discuss the outcome.
Gallego, D-Alpine, issued a statement saying he wished Hurd well representing the 29-county district from San Antonio to El Paso.
49.8% to 47.7%
Hurd, whose campaign portrayed Gallego as beholden to President Barack Obama's policies, established an advantage in initial early returns, winning vote-rich parts of Bexar and Medina counties in his bid to represent the 23rd Congressional District.
“I sleep like a baby every night knowing I did absolutely everything I could to win this race,” Hurd said of waiting until the bitter end for results. “We always knew it was going to come down to the very end.”
The district, covering 48,000 square miles between San Antonio and El Paso, includes most of the Mexican border and all or parts of 29 counties.

The Congressional Leadership Fund and the American Action Network — two GOP groups who spent a combined $1.6 million to boost Hurd – said the Republican’s victory sends a strong message to “stop runaway government in Washington.”

Utah Loves Love

(Salt Lake City, Utah)  -  Congressman elect Mia Love celebrated her surprise victory in Utah as the first black Republican woman to be elected to the House of Representatives.

But during an interview with CNN this morning, Love was quick to explain that she was not elected because of her race or gender.
“I wasn't elected because of the color of my skin. I wasn't elected because of my gender,” she said during the interview. “I was elected because of the solutions that I put at the table because I promised I would run a positive issues-oriented campaign and that's what resonated.”
According to the Associated Press, Love earned 50 percent of the vote against her Democratic opponent Doug Owens who earned nearly 47 percent.
Love said it was clear that Utah citizens were “not interested in dividing Americans based on race or gender,” but electing people who had integrity.
“Washington has gotten too big and people have gotten too small so we’ve got to start rolling up our sleeves and making sure that we bring balance back to government," she said.

First Black Senator Since Reconstruction

(South Carolina)  -  Republican Tim Scott on Tuesday became the first African-American senator to win election in the South since Reconstruction.

The Palmetto State Republican was appointed by Gov. Nikki Haley to the office after former Sen. Jim DeMint resigned in November 2012.

In this year's midterms, he outlasted Democratic challenger Joyce Dickerson.

The election was only to fill the last two years of DeMint's term. Scott will have to run again in 2016 in order to earn a full six-year term.

Scott's win also made him the first African-American in U.S. history to be elected to both the House and the Senate.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus tweeted congratulations to Scott on Tuesday night, noting his "historic win."

Scott discussed that history in a series of election-night tweets.


2 3/8" x 4" card with photographs of 63 members of the Legislature of South Carolina during the period of Reconstruction --50 Black Republicans and 13 whites. Some of the more notable figures include Joseph Hayne Rainey, the first black seated in the U.S. House of Representatives (1870), and William Whipper who helped found the first African American law firm.
Also see:  Yes!!! U.S. Senator Tim Scott

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