Could Jennifer-Ruth Green be the second Black Republican woman in Congress?
"Black voters have not always been largely Democrats. From the post-Civil War Reconstruction until the late 1920, they predominantly voted for the Republican Party, drawn to it by Christian values, according to Kendra King Momon, associate provost and professor of politics at Oglethorpe University in Brookhaven, Georgia. But after that, they increasingly voted for the Democratic Party, especially as the Republican Party resisted pursuing civil rights.
Yet Duchess Harris, a political science and American studies professor at Macalester College, said it’s important to remember that people of color were moving to the Republican Party in the late 20th and first years of the 21st century, up until Barack Obama was elected president in 2008. Harris pointed to high-profile conservatives of color like former secretaries of state Colin Powell and Condoleeza Rice."