Bob Inglis

BLACK AUTHOR SEEKS TO CHANGE FACE OF THE GOP

COLUMBIA, S.C. - -When people think of South Carolina, they think of ... I know, Comedy Central. Really, shouldn't Jon Stewart send South Carolinians a cut of his pay?

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.

Until 2008, when he ran unsuccessfully for the state House of Representatives, Mr. Rogers may have been better known in Latin America, where he was an itinerant preacher for several years, than in North...

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