CBC picks Cohen over Herenton

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Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) has received a $5,000 donation from the Congressional Black Caucus political action committee, only the latest signal that national African-American leaders are firmly behind the white congressman as he fights back a primary challenge in his black-majority district.

The donation to Cohen’s reelection bid Monday comes slightly more than a week before he and former Memphis mayor Willie Herenton face off Aug. 5 in the Democratic primary.

Herenton, a longtime local pol, has made race a central theme of his campaign by arguing that Tennessee should have at least one African-American member in its delegation and that the two-term representative cannot effectively represent the needs of the district.

Full story: CBC picks Cohen over Herenton – Jessica Taylor – POLITICO.com