Census is a wake-up call for Maryland GOP
Want to better understand Martin O'Malley's 14-point victory margin over Republican and former governor Bob Ehrlich in Maryland? Look no farther than the just released Census data for Maryland -- all of Maryland's population growth over the past decade has been among racial and ethnic minorities.
In 2000, non-Hispanic whites were 65 percent of the state's population. In 2010, that has fallen to below 55 percent. All told, that state has welcomed 477,000 new residents, a 9 percent increase in the past decade. But the population of non-Hispanic whites has declined by 3.9 percent while the Hispanic population more than doubled, the Asian population increased by 51 percent and the African American population by 14 percent.
These numbers should serve as wake-up call for the Maryland Republican Party.
[Continue reading Todd Eberly's post on the The FreeStater Blog.]
| February 14, 2011; 2:07 PM ET
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