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[WI St. Rep.] Coggs' 'looks like you' quote starts debate
|Last Edited||Andy Jul 29, 2012 07:50pm|
|Media||Newspaper - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel|
|News Date||Saturday, July 28, 2012 06:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||State Rep. Elizabeth Coggs, the Milwaukee Democrat running in the August primary for state senator, urged a gathering of mostly black voters Saturday to "vote for someone that looks like you." |
The remark by Coggs, who is African-American, evoked both cheers and shouts of protest from the audience and from some of the other primary candidates who were invited to speak at the Community Brainstorming Conference at St. Matthew CME Church.
"That's just wrong," shouted Mandela Barnes, who is also African-American and is running against incumbent Jason Fields in the 11th Assembly District primary. Fields also is black.