African Americans for Romney on Facebook
African Americans for Romney on Facebook

Jason Cruger, creator of the "African Americans for Mitt Romney" Facebook page, launched it back in January with a video of Romney recalling his father's relationship with Martin Luther King Jr. The mission is to gather African-American support for Romney's White House bid, but Cruger has a larger goal, too: recruit more blacks to the Republican Party, which he says has a lot to offer. We're sure that African-American conservatives will "like" having a new social networking home.

BET News reports:

“Mitt Romney will create many new jobs for African-Americans. He has laid out a plan to get the economy moving, lower unemployment and make sure that promises made by a functional government are promises kept,” the John Jay College of Criminal Justice student writes.


Cruger, who is president of his school’s Republican Club, told The Hill that he is often “one of a few African-Americans at any Republican event.” He hopes the Facebook effort will help change that.

“I think more people of my race should be Republican because I believe the Republican Party has been looking out for Black people a whole lot,” said Cruger, adding that fellow GOPers have made him feel extremely welcome.

Read more at BET News.

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