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GOP leader’s remark hit as racist

GOP leader’s remark hit as racist

By: Magnolia Tribune - August 20, 2007

The Clarion-Ledger, 8/18/7

Black lawmakers are upset at what they say was racially tinged remark mmade by state GOP Chairman Jim Herring while attempting to rally Republicans last week in McComb.

Herring spoke at a campaign meeting for Gov. Haley Barbour about increasing the number of Republicans in office.

He urged voters to reject Democrats posing as conservatives.

“(Democrats) will say they’re like you. They’ll say, ‘I go to church with you,’ ‘My kids go to school with yours,’ ” he said in the McComb Enterprise-Journal. “But when they go to the Legislature, they’ll vote with the black caucus and support Hillary Clinton.”

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