In the News: “Thad Cochran is not the first Southern conservative to court the black vote”

“From a longer historical perspective however, Cochran’s political behavior is actually unsurprising. Over time, Southern white (and often conservative) candidates have often sought to expand the size of the electorate by incorporating black voters to increase their chances of victory. At the same time, white candidates’ desire to win the black vote has led to a moderation of racial policy positions during key periods in 20th-Century American history.”

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