From Wednesday’s Roll Call
HOUSTON — The mostly white crowd that turns up for weekly meetings at King Street Patriots is becoming a problem for tea party leaders.
The “monochrome composition” of the gatherings must change, they say, if conservatives want to keep this Texas county out of Democratic hands in 2012.
“The tea parties recognize the urgency. They want their monochrome composition to be addressed,” said Apostle Claver, a black Republican whose Raging Elephants Group works to expand the GOP’s conservative base. “In order for conservatives to win elections in the future, we are going to have to aggressively, unrelentingly, without ceasing bring diversity into the base. It is a crisis.”
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