Student Launches African-Americans for Mitt Romney on Facebook

Jordan Cruger says the GOP presidential hopeful will create jobs for Blacks.

Posted: 04/24/2012 03:04 PM EDT

(Photo: African Americans for Mitt Romney via Facebook)

It’s got just 84 likes, but it's currently aiming for 100, a goal that college student Jason Cruger, creator of the "African Americans for Mitt Romney" Facebook page, hopes to soon reach. It chronicles personal and political milestones in the candidate’s life, such as his wedding anniversary, endorsements and positive poll numbers.


Cruger launched the page on Jan. 21 with a video of Romney recalling his father’s relationship with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The social-media venture's mission is to gather African-American support for Romney’s White House bid.


“Mitt Romney will create many new jobs for African-Americans. He has laid out a plan to get the economy moving, lower unemployment and make sure that promises made by a functional government are promises kept,” the John Jay College of Criminal Justice student writes.


Cruger, who is president of his school’s Republican Club, told The Hill that he is often “one of a few African-Americans at any Republican event.” He hopes the Facebook effort will help change that.


“I think more people of my race should be Republican because I believe the Republican Party has been looking out for Black people a whole lot,” said Cruger, adding that fellow GOPers have made him feel extremely welcome.



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