Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Political Environment in Richest Black County in U.S.

Congressman Albert Wynn (D-MD), right, almost lost his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives to a community activist supported by neighboring Montgomery County. Wynn won marjority black Prince George's County, which is the richest black county in the U.S. What does this mean?

It means whites in liberal Montgomery County voted against Mr. Wynn to protest his initial support for the war in Iraq. It also means blacks in Prince George's County continue to support this moderate to conservative member of the Congressional Black Caucus. Congressman Wynn serves on the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee. So who should rule the 4th Congressional Distirct- - Montgomery County or Prince George's County? When the district was redrawn to protect Congressman Steny Hoyer, maybe it left Congressman Wynn vulnerable. Maybe it is time to change the environment in the congressional district again.

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