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If the African-American Republicans running for U.S. Congress find electoral success this November, the Congressional Black Caucus, long known for its progressive policy agenda, may suddenly become more politically diverse — but only if the newly minted elected officials decide to join. As of now, there are currently no Republicans in the CBC as there are no black Republicans in Congress.
In an interview with The Daily Caller, Allen West, candidate in Florida’s 22nd congressional district, said if the CBC would have him, he would likely join, despite the caucus’ liberal leaning.
“You’ve got to challenge them,” West said. “I think that someone needs to stand up and say something different.”
Others, such as Bill Hardiman, candidate in Michigan’s third congressional district, say black Republicans could look into creating their own caucus.
(click here to read the full story on the Daily Caller website)