Hat Tip: By Mary Beth Schneider, Indianapolis Star
Many of the precinct committee men and women leapt to their feet, cheering and clapping, when Carson’s victory was announced.
“We love you Andre!” one woman shouted out as he bounded to the stage.
“We did it!” he shouted. “Thank God, we did it!”
Now, he said, he will launch a “grass-roots effort” to win the seat his grandmother held.
“We need candidates in office who aren’t puppets for big business and corporate interests. We need to get our troops home from Iraq immediately. We need to make sure funding is available for every child to meet the requirements of ‘No Child Left Behind,’” he said to cheers.
And, he said, “we all have to come together. No matter who you were for, we come together and show Republicans that this is a Democratic seat.”
Andre Carson will face determined white opposition to retain this seat in the Democratic primary and to be re-elected to this seat in the fall. The coalition between black and white democrats seems to be fracturing in Indianapolis and I will be keeping tabs on this seat.