Republicans Prove to be The Party of Diversity
Primary races show an increase in diversity in the Republican Party.
In Tuesdays Primary Elections, California Republicans prove to be he party of diversity and inclusion. Republicans voted for two outsider women to the two highest offices in the state, with Meg Whitman getting the nomination for Governor and Carly Fiorina earning the chance to go up against Sen. Barbara Boxer. Mimi Walters was also nominated for Treasurer. The Republicans also nominated the appointed incumbent Abel Maldonado, a Latino for Lt. Governor, and Damon Dunn, an African American for Secretary of State. It isn’t until you get to the Controller’s position before you find a white male nominated. Compare that to the Democrat ticket, where you will find mostly white males, and almost all of them insider career politicians or government employees. The top two targets being Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer.
Then when you look at some of the national races where you have another woman, Sharron Angle, going against Sen. Harry Reid in Nevada, and Nikki Haley in South Carolina for Governor, it is important to note that there is a strong up tick of conservative women running for office. Many thank Sarah Palin, who ran for V.P. with John McCain, for opening the door for strong conservative women to enter the field. Regardless of how you feel about the so called “Palin Effect,” the left can no longer call the Republican Party the party of a bunch of “Old White Guys
In addition to the women, African Americans are also making major strides in the GOP. We already know about Michael Steele, the first black Chairman of the GOP. But What very few people know is that at least 32 African-Americans are running for Congress this year as Republicans, the biggest surge since Reconstruction, according to party officials.
Marco Rubio is probably the most known name of the several Latinos running for Congress nationwide. But their numbers should not be discounted either.
I could go on and on covering different races and ethic groups, but it can not be denied that the Republican Party has become a lot more diverse in recent years.