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No, I wasn't. This is the first time I've heard that, by the
way. I don't follow Coretta Scott King very closely.
Had you heard about Kean's effort to reach out to the blacks?
I read yesterday in the [New York] Times, and my own
impression of Kean is that he is the kind of Republican that could
really make a difference in terms of blacks' positive reaction to the
Republican Party. Whether he's going to have national influence in
this regard and counter the [Edwin] Meese approach is another
question. But I have not seen the detailed voting data. But I
suspect that he had a substantial black vote.
Of course, the [New York] Times' piece that you were referring to
yesterday, if I recall correctly there were two pieces on New Jersey.
One was the report of Kean's re-election, but the other a more
analytical piece where Kean came out publicly and said that the
Republican Party naturally must reach out.
Right. He has been reaching out apparently[?]. I think he is
a new positive, dynamic type of Republican who could give the
Democrats, in regard to taking the black vote for granted, some
trouble. But again, I don't know how extensive that is. I was in
Richmond yesterday, as I told you, and I read the papers and listened
to people discussing to me the historic vote in Virginia--Democrat
governor, a black male for a Lieutenant Governor, a female, white
female for Attorney General. To me, this is very important. An
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