Is Steele really gaining blacks' support ??
The Washington Times is reporting Maryland Democratic Party's traditional support among blacks appears to be slipping, now that hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons -- who has helped register thousands of Democratic voters -- has endorsed Republican Michael S. Steele for the U.S. Senate. Whatever!
Check this out, Mr. Simmons is scheduled to hold a fundraiser tonight at Baltimore's Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park for Mr. Steele, the lieutenant governor and the first black to win a statewide office in Maryland.
African-American Political Pundit says: One has to wonder if Russell Simmons can actually get young African-American voters to the polls to vote Republican. My experience working as Director of the Youth Citizenship Fund, Boston Youth Voter Registration Project years ago indicates registering young black voters is one thing, getting them to the polls is another. Getting them to vote Republican, at a time of war and with the backdrop of Katrina, and Spike Lee's movie is another totally different story.
Good luck Steele and Simmons! You will need it.