Saturday, July 08, 2006
Cathy Cox scores highest with civil rights group
According to the AJC, the Coalition for the People's Agenda, an Atlanta civil rights group chaired by the Rev. Joseph Lowery, gave Cathy Cox the highest score on their candidate evaluation of gubernatorial candidates. According to the results, Cox supports 93% of the group's agenda compared to 80% for Mark Taylor. Rev. Lowery said that the group does not endorse candidates.
Amongst candidates for Lt. Gov., Steen Miles received the highest score. The article goes on to say that Republican candidates "rarely respond" to the questionaire - no surprise there.
Coming off of the heels of last week's endorsement by the Association of Black Women Attorneys and a hard hitting Cox ad that uses Taylor's own words in his 1990's attempt to reduce the state's minority congressional districts from 3 down to 1, the Cox campaign is reaching out to the African American community. Add to that the fact that several months ago Cox secured the support of the vast majority of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus.
I stated two months ago on this blog that I thought African-American women might decide this race. I still believe they will be heard quite loudly on July 18th regardless to who wins. And as probably the most underated segment of Georgia voters, I'm hoping that both major candidates will speak to the issues that African-American women most care about.