Happy Kwanzaa From the GOP

The Republican National Committee has officially issued a statement commemorating the African-American holiday.

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Reince Priebus

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If there was ever any doubt as to the voter power welded by African Americans in upcoming elections, the latest tweet from the GOP should cast away all doubt.

On Thursday the GOP tweeted, "Happy Kwanzaa! Wishing those celebrating a joyous time with loved ones and a time of meaningful reflection ahead of the New Year."

Most who commented on the tweet saw this as another attempt to reach out to black voters as primary season has officially begun.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and RNC Co-Chairman Sharon Day released a joint statement Thursday commemorating Kwanzaa:

"I want to extend my best wishes to all who are celebrating Kwanzaa," said Priebus. "For families coming together to mark the occasion, I hope it is a joyous time of celebration with loved ones—and a time of meaningful reflection ahead of the New Year."

"From December 26 through January 1, many families will take time to celebrate African culture and history. Kwanzaa is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to honor the importance of family and community, and it reminds us of the great diversity in America. Happy Kwanzaa!" said Day.

According to a post on hardhatters.com, "as of the 2010 population, there are roughly 39 million Black Americans living in the United States, yet its estimated that only half a million to two million or just 1%-5% of Black Americans even celebrate Kwanzaa."

Read more at hardhatters.com.

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