May 13, 2004: Black Lawmakers Talk With Kerry Aides (AP)

  • “Basically what we were saying is you’ve got to get a message out so African-American people will feel you and feel that you’re comfortable with them,” said CBC Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md. “As the momentum is shifting, it’s not enough that it’s just away from Bush. We’ve got to make sure at the same time we’re picking up momentum and people are saying, ‘I want Kerry.’”