|Memphis 9th District Republican Nominee Charlotte Bergmann|
Three long-shot African-American Republican House candidates are fuming at national party leaders for not doing enough to help get them elected.Wait, they're running in Tennessee, Virginia, and Indiana? And they're not getting any love from party higher-ups? And they're upset? Hell, the GOP probably doesn't know there're black people living in those states much less black people willing to
Campaign managers for Chuck Smith in Virginia, Charlotte Bergmann in Tennessee and Marvin Scott in Indiana all said the support they’ve received from GOP leaders this cycle has been dismal. They added that there could be consequences for the party if they are elected to Congress next year.
Smith’s campaign manager, Lisa Creeden, said she wishes her boss could count on the party’s help; no Republican has held Virginia’s 3rd district in 18 years.
‘I think the Republican Party is going to damage themselves with the African-American community,’ Creeden said. ‘I understand part of it is they are focused on races they can win easily, but our point is we couldn’t necessarily win this easily, but we can still win it. The effort to reach out to the African-American community will pay out in future elections. (source)
Boy do you black folks love to complain.