04/10/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Democratic Ticket Could Be Nearly All-White Without Burris, Stroger

Without [Senator Roland] Burris or [Cook County President Todd] Stroger, Democrats run the risk of heading into the November 2010 election with only one African-American candidate -- Secretary of State Jesse White -- for the 11 major state and Cook County offices to be contested.

For a Democratic Party whose success relies in part on racial coalition building, that's a recipe for disaster.

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