Black Republican Running for State House in AL: ‘I Can’t Be Put in a Box’
One candidate for the Alabama House of Representatives is making it tough for his opponents to put him in a box.
Darius Foster, a black conservative Republican running for a seat in the Alabama House of Representatives, is challenging stereotypes through his interesting new ad.
The ad features different people speaking in his voice, and the message is, “I can’t be put in a box.”
Foster was on “Fox and Friends” this morning to tell Tucker Carlson more about himself. Carlson asked him what beliefs he is running on.
“I’m not monolithic. I’ve had a lot of experiences. I grew up in the inner city. I’m middle class now. And just being a good person. I’m really focused on being a good believer and loving people. Now on top of that, it’s jobs and education in my district. We have some failing schools and some poverty, so I’m trying to get jobs in the district. Jobs drive employment. Employment drives more tax dollars. Tax revenue helps the schools, so it’s a trickle-down effect.”
When asked about the top issues that the GOP should be focusing on to get the black vote, Foster said it’s not so much about focusing on black people as it is focusing on the issues within a community.
Foster said he intends to address poverty “with a warm heart and not condescension.”
He told Carlson, “I’ve never had to defend Republican principles. I’ve had to defend Republicans.”
Watch the interview above.