Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Flippin' the Script

Hip Hop mogul Russell Simmons is known as a supporter of liberal candidates and causes. However, the left leaning Simmons will host a fundraiser for GOP Maryland Senate candidate Michael Steele on Thursday in Baltimore.

The event, co-hosted with Radio-One CEO Cathy Hughes and rap trailblazer DJ Kid Capri, will add not only dollars to the Steele campaign, but may add credibility for the Lt. Governor in the African American community. Mr. Steele not one to shy away from the black community may be able to use the event to boost his efforts in the community and push him toward the 20% plus of the African American vote he'll need to win in November, especially if he faces Congressman Ben Cardin. Rep. Cardin faces former Congressman and President of the NAACP Kweisi Mfume in the Democratic primary on September 12.


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