Report: Kamala Harris Plans to Focus Much of Campaign Tour on Engaging Black Male Voters

by Xara Aziz

Just seven months until the 2024 presidential elections, Vice President Kamala Harris is continuing on the campaign trail with an agenda to woo Black men, who some say may be losing faith in the Democratic party, according to a report in The Telegraph.

On Monday, Harris launches her “economic opportunity tour” across multiple states, starting with Georgia, a crucial battleground, before moving on to Michigan next week. Her team stated that Harris aims to underscore the administration’s dedication to… “underserved entrepreneurs”, and how the White House’s economic policies have created “a small business boom.”

A White House insider confidentially hinted that a primary focus of the tour will revolve around engaging black men, as polling indicates their growing disillusionment with Mr. Biden amidst rising living costs and illegal immigration concerns.

Harris is slated to touch down in Georgia Monday afternoon for a moderated discussion with Rashad Bilal and Troy Millings, a dynamic podcasting duo championing financial literacy within black communities. She’ll also spotlight a $158 million federal grant designated to reconnect black neighborhoods previously divided by Atlanta’s major highways to the city’s heart.

In 2020, Mr. Biden clinched an unexpected victory in Georgia, buoyed by robust African American voter turnout, flipping the traditionally red state blue for the first time since Bill Clinton’s win in 1992. However, recent polls hint at a decline in Mr. Biden’s support among black voters nationwide—a pivotal bloc in crucial swing states.

This month, a Wall Street Journal poll across seven swing states revealed a notable increase in black men intending to support Mr. Trump over Mr. Biden compared to 2020. These statistics have sparked concern within the White House, prompting recent announcements such as Mr. Biden’s upcoming commencement address at Morehouse College, the esteemed alma mater of Martin Luther King Jr.

The announcement sparked a strong negative reaction from both the faculty and students at the school, who have voiced their disapproval of Mr. Biden’s management of the Israel-Hamas conflict. Concurrently, Mr. Trump perceives Georgia as pivotal in his bid to return to the White House, actively engaging in efforts to appeal to black voters, who constitute 30 percent of the state’s electorate.

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