“There’s a great deal of concern that Debbie Halvorson would win because the black vote would be split 18 ways,” Delmarrie Cobb, a longtime Democratic political consultant in Chicago said. “The battle we have is that we can’t afford to lose a black voice in Congress,” she added. “It would be a terrible loss in many ways,” she added. According to Politico, losing the seat to a white person, no matter how qualified, would "be a blow to the black establishment."Joe Newby, columnist at The Examiner writes:
this is Chicago, and the seat was held by a black Democrat. Therefore, the rules are different. It's enough to make one wonder who the real racists are these days.Exit question - Should Republicans in the district support Havlorson over any of the black candidates? Exit answer - Absolutely not. Never vote for anyone with a 'D' by their name, for any reason whatsoever. Halvorson is a horrible liberal, who just happens to be pigmentally-challenged.