Bayou are represented by David Bowen, who voted with the caucus 32% of the time, and Mayors Charles Evers of Fayette and Benny Thomspon of BOlton are represented by Thad Cochren, whose district is 43.1% Black but who supported the Caucus only 2% of the time.
In North Carolina, Mayor James Boone of Cofield and Edward Jennette of Mosic are represented by Walter Jones, who opposed the Caucus 71 per cent of the time. Mayor S. E. Bridges of Princeville is represented by L. H. Fountain, whose district is 40% Black, supported the census position only 22% of the time.
Incidentally, one of your number, Mayor Howard Lee of Chapel Hill is also represented by Fountain and almost got a chance to represent him; Mayor Lee received 41% of the vote against Fountain in the Democratic primary in 1972.
Mayor Sidney Bowen of Bolton, North Carolina is represented by Charles Rose, whose district is 25% Black and who supported the caucus 19% of the time.
Finally, South Carolina Mayors Ralph Campbell of Gifford and Charles Ross of Lincolnville are represented by Mendel Davis, whose district is 22% Black but who supported the caucus 41% of the time, and Mayor Lewis Scott of Eastover and Mayor Silas Seebrook of Sentee are represented by Floyd Spence, who supported the caucus position only 2 per cent of the time. Mayor Millard Rucker of Atlantic Beach and Mayor Charlie Bell Wilson of Sellers used to be represented by Edward Young, whose district was 42% Black but who opposed the caucus position 88 per cent of the time.
Before a storm of protest arises, let me say that my figures are two years old. For some of you, circumstances and congressman may have changed, but in most cases I think my statistics will hold, whether the names are changed or not.
The point I make is a simple one - Black power grows each year in principal and state legislative posts, but every so slowlt on the federal level.
I won't suggest for a moment that you can immediately defeat the men whose names and sorry records I've just listed, but I do suggest that you can begin now to straighten them out a bit.
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