| The GOP will likely have to go at least two more years without a single black member of Congress
by Bob Jones
Posted 8/21/04, 12:00 am
If Alan Keyes can't make up for lost time in Illinois, the GOP will likely have to go at least two more years without a single black member of Congress. For a president committed to wooing minority voters, that's a deeply embarrassing statistic.
Before Mr. Keyes rode into Illinois, Georgia was the Republicans' best hope for putting a new face on the party. With a former Bush aide running for the House and a pizza magnate running for the Senate, the Georgia GOP was poised to diversify single-handedly the right side of the aisle on Capitol Hill.