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GOP Gaining on Dems in Diversity Race

Wednesday, 01 Dec 2010 05:36 PM

Are Republicans claiming the mantle of ethnic diversity long held by Democrats? Beginning in 2011, writes National Journal columnist Josh Kraushaar, the GOP will actually lead in one key measure: the number of minority congressional and statewide officeholders who represent majority-white constituencies.

A Republican “diversity boomlet” in November raised that number from one to 10, Kraushaar writes. This GOP crossover caucus now includes Rep.-elect Tim Scott of South Carolina, Gov.-elect Brian Sandoval of Nevada and Sen.-elect Marco Rubio of Florida.

Democrats, meanwhile, might be hitting a diversity ceiling after the peak experience of an African-American, Barack Obama, being elected president in 2008.

“Of the 75 black, Hispanic and Asian-American Democrats in Congress and governorships,” Kraushaar writes, “only nine represent majority-white constituencies -- and that declines to six in 2011.”

“This means Democrats lack a bench of minority candidates who can run for statewide office, no less national office,” he writes.

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