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Would a Run by Obama Boost Black Voter Turnout?

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Would a Run by Obama Boost Black Voter Turnout?

Election 2008

Would a Run by Obama Boost Black Voter Turnout?

Would a Run by Obama Boost Black Voter Turnout?

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Illinois Sen. Barack Obama recently asserted that he would put red states in play because of the impact he would have in bringing out black voters.

David Bositis, senior political analyst at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, a think tank in Washington that focuses on blacks and politics, talks with Robert Siegel about the potential impact of a black candidate on black voter turnout in the upcoming presidential race.

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