GOP Aims to Recruit Black Voters, Candidates

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  • Recruiting Black Voters and Candidates
  • A Growing Demographic
  • Rocking the Vote
  • Self-Identification
  • A History of African Americans and the GOP
  • Considering the GOP
  • Repulsive Factors
  • A New Day
  • HBCU Recruitment
  • GOP and Blacks

Rocking the Vote

Getting African-American voters on board has also become a huge priority for the GOP because in 2012, for the first time ever, Blacks voted at a higher rate, 66.2 percent, than whites, 64.1 percent, or Asians or Hispanics, with rates of about 48 percent each. In this photo, Leo Smith, minority engagement director for the Georgia Republican Party, observes a moment of prayer during a service for the 137th anniversary of Mount Zion First Baptist Church in Smyrna, Georgia.

(Photo: AP Photo/David Goldman)

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