No African Americans in the New SenateBy Jayita, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
WASHINGTON (GaeaTimes.com) — In the current Senate there is one African-American Illinois Sen. But after the election, the fate of the new Senate has been decided. There will be no African-American in the new Senate.
All three African-American candidates Florida’s Kendrick Meek, Georgia’s Michael Thurmond and South Carolina’s Alvin Greene are believed to lose their races to Marco Rubio, Johnny Isakson and Jim DeMint respectively. All three are Democrats.
Roland Burris is retiring, but neither of the contenders to replace him is an African-American. Burris was appointed after Barack Obama was elected president.
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