Christie Scandal Could Cost GOP Its Great Black Hope

Shaq defends the New Jersey governor, but the bridge scandal could cost Chris Christie—and Republicans—minority voters in 2016. 

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Given the GOP’s many racial stumbles this past year, and the trouble Republicans have finding a united voice on racial issues, it’s unlikely that they are likely to become the party of the future.

Christie was their best hope. But not if he can’t survive “bridge-gate.”

Keli Goff is The Root’s special correspondent. Follow her on Twitter.

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