05/27/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

GOP Minority Recruitment Efforts Failing

Just a few years after the Republican Party launched a highly publicized diversity effort, the GOP is heading into the 2008 election without a single minority candidate with a plausible chance of winning a campaign for the House, the Senate or governor.

At a time when Democrats are poised to knock down a historic racial barrier with their presidential nominee, the GOP is fielding only a handful of minority candidates for Congress or statehouses -- none of whom seem to have a prayer of victory.

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