Saturday, March 22, 2014

An Alabamian leads the way as GOP increases outreach to black voters


WASHINGTON —Where did Kristal Quarker Hartsfield get her political views? It’s a question the 32-year-old native Alabamian says she gets often. “My family has been Republican since emancipation,” she replies.

Her job is to show fellow African-Americans — 93 percent of whom voted for Barack Obama in 2012 — that they have more in common with Republicans than they might think.

As the Republican National Committee ramps up outreach efforts to African-Americans, the responsibility of implementing that strategy heading in to the 2014 elections falls to Quarker Hartsfield