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Charges of racism rock Hillsborough GOP



An e-mail sent by Hillsborough County Republican Party chairman David Storck has critics within the party charging racism. At least one member of the local party has called for Storck's resignation. The e-mail, written by volunteer Ron Whitley and forwarded by Storck to about 400 party members, says that "I see carloads of black Obama supporters coming from the inner city to cast their votes for Obama. This is their chance to get a black president and they seem to care little that he is at minimum, socialist, and probably Marxist in his core believes. After all, he is black - no experience or accomplishments - but he is black." Near the end of the e-mail, Whitley writes: "There is only one way to stop Obama: Vote!!!"

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[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:38am]


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