MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A well-funded black congressman has a shot at becoming the first African-American to win the Democratic nomination for governor of Alabama, even without the backing of the state’s traditional civil rights organizations.
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – David Paterson has launched a campaign for a full four-year term as New York’s governor.
NEW ORLEANS — Frustrated by term-limited Mayor Ray Nagin’s leadership of New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina, voters elected Louisiana Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu to succeed him Saturday, turning to a political scion to speed up the city’s recovery.
CHICAGO — That historically all-white club known as the U.S. Senate is likely to lose what little diversity it has after November’s elections.
From MSNBC: WASHINGTON – President Obama is reconstituting the team that helped him win the White House to counter Republican challenges in the midterm elections and recalibrate after political setbacks that have narrowed his legislative ambitions.
From the Washington Post: President Obama on Wednesday blamed the Democrats’ stunning loss of their filibuster-proof majority in the Senate on his administration’s failure to give voice to the economic frustrations of the middle class, a disconnect that White House aides vowed to quickly address as they continue to work to advance the president’s agenda.
Buy the book here. Roland Martin, noted Black journalist and host of TV One’s Washington Watch, has released a new book that chronicles his experience reporting on President Barack Obama’s historic ascendancy to the highest office in the land.
BOSTON — In an epic upset in liberal Massachusetts, Republican Scott Brown rode a wave of voter anger to win the U.S. Senate seat held by the late Edward M. Kennedy for nearly half a century, leaving President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul in doubt and marring the end of his first year in office.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The man vying to become Alabama’s first black governor is battling some unlikely critics — black Democratic leaders who were on the front lines of the civil rights movement. U.S. Rep. Artur Davis, 42, wasted little time launching his campaign after Barack Obama’s presidential victory last year. The prospects seemed promising for […]
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