Republicans Pick White Guy From Kentucky For African-American Outreach In Detroit
The “white guy” is Kentucky Senator Rand Paul.
The Michigan GOP is seeking to increase the party’s visibility in the Democratic stronghold of Detroit, 97.5 percent of which voted to reelect Barack Obama in 2012.
The solution? Open a new outreach center for Detroit voters, named the “African American Engagement Office.”
The GOP has tapped Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to headline the official opening of the office on Dec. 6, which will highlight “the Michigan Republican Party’s outreach efforts and our commitment to revitalizing Michigan’s urban centers”…
Both the name of the office and the outreach strategy are already attracting their share of detractors. One Republican strategist told The Huffington Post that it sounds like Michigan Republicans are opening a “‘separate, but equal’ office in Detroit.”
“The party should have an office in Detroit, but calling it the ‘African American Engagement Office’ is absurd, offensive and pathetic,” the source told The Huffington Post on background.