H. Carl McCall for Governor: A Lesson to All Black High-Profile Statewide Office Seekers
Turner, Terry, Jeffries, Judson L., Afro-Americans in New York Life and History
African Americans have failed miserably at winning highprofile statewide offices. Only U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke III (Mass.), Governor L. Douglas Wilder (VA), U.S. Senators Carol Moseley Braun and Barack Obama of Illinois and the recently elected governor of Massachusetts- Deval Patrick have ever been elected to high-profile statewide office. The reasons for blacks' lack of success run the gamut. Some argue that the race factor has prevented blacks from capturing these offices. In other words, most whites are unwilling to support black highprofile statewide office seekers. Others maintain that blacks have failed to win these offices because they have been poorly …
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Publication information: Article title: H. Carl McCall for Governor: A Lesson to All Black High-Profile Statewide Office Seekers. Contributors: Turner, Terry - Author, Jeffries, Judson L. - Author. Journal title: Afro-Americans in New York Life and History. Volume: 34. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 2010. Page number: 72+. © 2007 Afro-American Historical Association of the Niagara Frontier, Inc. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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