As the Democrats were convening in Charlotte to re-nominate President Obama, the Mitt Romney campaign announced the formation of a Black Leadership Council consisting of nearly 20 African-Americans.
The Romney campaign came to Charlotte, just a few blocks from the Democratic National Convention, along with several of the members of the leadership council.
“I am proud to have the endorsements of so many leaders in the Black community,” Romney said in a statement.
“They know all too well that the economic downturn that has continued to hammer our country has been even more devastating for Black Americans,” the Romney statement said. “Together, we will work to end that downturn, and we will not rest until all Americans have the jobs they need, the quality education they are owed and the opportunities they deserve.” (BET)