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June 26, 2014


NAACP Wants 'Reciprocity' from Cochran

Black voters played a huge role in helping Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) fend off tea party challenger Chris McDaniel (R) in a runoff election Tuesday, and now the state NAACP is asking the six-term senator to return the favor, the Huffington Post reports.

Derrick Johnson, president of the Mississippi NAACP, "said that Cochran could thank black voters by supporting efforts to re-establish protections in the Voting Rights Act that the Supreme Court struck down last year."

New York Times: "As a practical matter, that could mean pushing Mississippi officials for expanded black voting rights or more access to affordable health care, black leaders here said."












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