Black Democrats try to revive party in Republican territory

The Associated Press - April 3, 2022 8:08 am

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Dozens of Black Democratic candidates are seeking office in heavily Republican states that the former President won easily in 2020.

These candidates include Chris Jones, who will likely face former White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders in the Arkansas governor’s race if he wins the Democratic primary. Jones’ bid is widely viewed as a long shot in Arkansas, which has never elected a Black candidate to state or federal office.

However, Jones’ candidacy represents a shift by Democrats to rebuild in heartland states where the party has become almost extinct. They’re trying to mobilize new voters in the solidly red states.


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