(Slay News) – The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) is supporting a white Democrat candidate who is running against a black Republican.
Republican Jennifer-Ruth Green, a black woman, is challenging white Democrat Rep. Frank Mrvan (D-IN) in Indiana’s First Congressional District.
The race is considered a “toss-up” by nonpartisan election analysts.
According to recent campaign finance filings reviewed by the Daily Caller, the Congressional Black Caucus on September 28 donated $5,000 to Mrvan, despite the fact that he is white and Green is black.
Green outraised Mrvan in the third quarter.
She raised around $1.4 million, while he raised less than $940,000.
In 2021, the Congressional Black Caucus allegedly blocked black Republican Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) from joining the group.
At the time, Donalds’ spokesman Harrison Fields said, “The sad reality is although the Congressman and those in the CBC share the same race, the (R) behind his name disqualifies him from membership today.”
The caucus describes its goals as “positively influencing the course of events pertinent to African Americans and others of similar experience and situation,” and “achieving greater equity for persons of African descent in the design and content of domestic and international programs and services.”