GOP places hopes in diverse candidates to save them in their toughest midterm races

GOP places hopes in diverse candidates to save them in their toughest midterm races

CNN
Eric Bradner
05/04/2018

Washington (CNN) – Republicans see a set of diverse candidates as their strongest recruits in a handful of congressional seats the party needs to hold on to in order to keep control of the House in this year’s midterm elections.

Democrats are running a more diverse crop of candidates — more minorities, more women, more members of the LGBT community — than the party has ever had before for Congress.

And in some of the toughest races for the GOP this fall, where the incumbent is not seeking re-election, Republicans are running candidates who would diversify their mostly white male House caucus.
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