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Number of black GOP delegates at a marked low, survey finds

John Tlumacki/Globe StaffNorth Carolina's section Tuesday. Only 36 GOP delegates at this GOP convention are black, the lowest tally since 1964. John Tlumacki/Globe StaffNorth Carolina's section Tuesday. Only 36 GOP delegates at this GOP convention are black, the lowest tally since 1964. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
By Joseph Williams
Globe Staff / September 5, 2008

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ST. PAUL - The Republican Party, which seemed poised to make inroads among African- American voters by backing three black candidates in major races - and executing a high-profile outreach effort that included a mea culpa for slavery - has far fewer black convention delegates in this year's convention than it did in 2004, according to a recently released study. (Full article: 731 words)

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