July 2008
USA Today Magazine;Jul2008, Vol. 137 Issue 2758, p6
The article focuses on the possibility that African American support for the U.S. presidential candidacy of Democratic Senator Barack Obama will backfire, according to associate professor of political science Kerry Haynie. Haynie cites research showing that whites often are less likely to vote for a Democratic candidate if he or she is identified with African American voters. He contends that two historical patterns illustrate how and why race matters in the 2008 presidential election.


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