It seems the day of the Black conservative may be over in Florida. This may be a bold depressing statement but, the signs are leading to exactly this.
2009 and 2010 were banner years for Black conservatives nationally and in Florida. A record number of conservative Black candidates ran for political offices at every level. It seemed that it was only a matter of time before Black conservatives were becoming more than a novelty on the political landscape. It’s 2016 and there doesn’t seem to be much progress on the Black conservative front. There were hopes that an economic infrastructure was being built to support conservative Black candidates. But many organizations have come and gone since 2012 with no real impact on the conservative Black political scene. Most of the existing PACs that are dedicated to supporting conservative Black candidates, are still mostly funded by establishment Republicans.
Fundraising for local candidates is almost impossible because of the attention being paid to the federal candidates. Black conservatives running for local offices in minority district are every bit own their own as they were pre-Tea Party.