Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Friday, 02.23.2018
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2  3  4  5
 6  7  8  9  10  11  12
 13  14  15  16  17  18  19
 20  21  22  23  24  25  26
 27  28  29  30  31
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local

Members Of

Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Jan 18,2008
Democratic contest splits black voters
by UPI

ATLANTA -- Black democrats in the southern United States appear to be having a hard time deciding between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

Both Clinton and Obama have substantial claims to African-American support as the country prepares for primaries in five southern states later this month and early next month, The New York Times reported Friday.

The tension over the Democratic contest is so great in tiny Roanoake, Ala., for instance, that the People's Voice African-American Weekly News hasn't endorsed a candidate for the Feb. 5 primary.

Publisher Charlotte A. Clark-Frieson, who supports Barack Obama, D-Ill., told The Times her editorial board is split over the two frontrunners.

In Atlanta, the race between Clinton, D-N.Y., and Obama has caused divisions between longtime allies in the civil rights movement with the Rev. Joseph E. Lowry supporting Obama and Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., backing Clinton.

"This is going to be another one of those watershed events in the black community," says Hank Sanders, an Alabama state senator and former president of a group that has endorsed Obama.

Copyright © 2008, by United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

880 times read

Related news
Dodd endorses Obama by UPI posted on Feb 26,2008

Strategist: Obama should go easy in Pa. by UPI posted on Apr 04,2008

Obama considers Clinton role in campaign by UPI posted on Jun 04,2008

Negative campaigning affecting supporters by UPI posted on Mar 19,2008

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00 (total 13 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum


Deschutes County

  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?