Congressional Black Caucus backs White Democrat over Jennifer-Ruth Green

Photo: Getty Images, Jennifer-Ruth Green campaign website

Ahead of the November midterm elections, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has put money behind an Indiana Democrat over his opponent, a Black Republican woman.

According to the Daily Caller, the CBC donated $5,000 to the reelection campaign of Congressman Frank Mrvan (D-IN), who is running against Jennifer-Ruth Green (R) for a seat on Indiana’s First Congressional District.

U.S. government archives say the CBC was established to “put forth policy and legislation that ensured equal rights, opportunity, and access to Black Americans and other marginalized communities. It is a non-partisan body made up of African American members of Congress.”

However, in recent years, political affiliation has played a growing factor in CBC membership, per the Daily Wire.

According to reports, Congressman Byron Donalds (R-FL) has been denied from the caucus after attempting to join on multiple occasions.

“The sad reality is although the Congressman and those in the CBC share the same race, the (R) behind his name disqualifies him from membership today,” Harrison Fields, a spokesperson for Donalds, previously said in a statement.

The race for Indiana’s 1st Congressional District has been classified as a “toss-up” by RealClear Politics.

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