Category Archives: 2018 Elections

Democrats, beware: African-American voters might take a pass in 2018

Big bucks. Black folks. Donald Trump. Those are three takeaways Illinois Democrats should heed in the wake of the recent special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. Three presumptions that money, African-American voters and the president of the United States can make or break a hotly contested race. No, Illinois doesn’t enjoy the red clay,… Read More »

Democracy for America Endorses Andrew Gillum for Governor of Florida

Democracy for America endorsed Andrew Gillum in his campaign for Governor of Florida. The million-member national progressive organization, which raised $1.8 million for Bernie Sanders 2016 Presidential Campaign, has 97,508 members in Florida committed to taking on income inequality, money in politics, and structural racism. Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on the endorsement: “Now… Read More »

Florida Black Dems Set Sights on 2018 Elections

In recent years, residents and voters of the battleground state of Florida have faced their share of challenges — from the controversial presidential election of 2000 that required a vote recounting and the U.S. Supreme Court before a clear winner could be determined (George W. Bush won by 537 votes over Al Gore), and GOP… Read More »

Young Black Democrats, Eager to Lead From the Left, Eye Runs in 2018

In Georgia, a Democratic lawmaker planning a run for governor promises to confront President Trump and what she calls the “fascists” surrounding him. In Maryland, a former president of the N.A.A.C.P. warns national Democrats not to take African-Americans for granted. The mayor of Tallahassee, Fla., goes even further, declaring that Democrats have failed by fixating… Read More »