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Tackling the great divide

Published 09/03/2009, The Jamestown Sun

When people think of South Carolina, they think of . . . I know, Comedy Central. Given the state’s generosity in providing punchlines, Jon Stewart and native son Stephen Colbert really ought to consider sending a cut of their pay to the state. What people do not typically think of is black Republicans, a perception that could change soon if a young man named Marvin Rogers has his way. This 33-year-old, Spanish-speaking former aide to South Carolina Rep. Bob Inglis has a plan for the GOP: He wants to change its complexion.

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