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Chapter 11: The Republican Surge I. 1990s Republicans saw a slew of victories in congressional seats A. However Republicans slipped into 5-seat Deficit in North i. As a result Newt Gingrich resigned seat ii. Coincidentally his immediate successor Robert Livingston (New Orleans) quickly resigned due to embarrassment of his personal life publicized. iii. House republicans decided to move from south and select Dennis Haster (IL) as new speaker. a. Under Haster, Republicans maintained South yet continued to lose presence in North II. Reasons why Republicans dominated in 1990s A. Grassroots Reagan Realignment B. Congressional redistricting C. Democratic vulnerability during early Clinton Presidency D. Republican efforts to fund serious candidates E. Blacks made up 4% of southern congressional delegation after Voting Rights Act After 1990 only 5 black democrats John Lewis (Atlanta), Mike Espy (Mississippi Delta), William Jefferson (New Orleans), Harold Ford (Memphis), Craig Washington (Houston); All served in black majority districts because of racially polarized voting. i. This resulted in Bush Admin Dept of Justice to redraw districts in order to allow for more blacks to hold office and unite black Democrats and white Republicans. a.
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