TCI Street Poll: Why are there so few black Republican leaders?

The Colorado General Assembly begins its 2009 legislative session today on a historical note. Senate President Peter Groff and Speaker of the House Terrance Carroll, both Democrats, are the nation’s first African-Americans to lead tandem chambers of a state legislature during the same session.

With President-elect Barack Obama winning 95 percent of the black vote on Nov. 4, which issue factors most in the dearth of African-American candidates, activists and voters at the highest echelons of the GOP?

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