A Republican congressional candidate in Nevada said he originally felt that he wouldn’t be able to win the seat because he would run in a “minority district.”
During a meeting in Mesquite, Nev., someone asked Nevada state Assemblyman Cresent Hardy about “minority votes,” according to a video posted by the Nevada Democratic Party.
“I didn’t think it was a winnable race either because I thought it was a minority district,” Hardy responded about his initial thoughts on running for Congress.
He then proceeded to describe the demographics of the district.
“It is substantially in a minority district but it is not the minority district,” he said. “There’s less than 14 percent black American in this district.”
He then said many believe it’s a “black American” district “because there’s a black candidate.”
He then corrected himself to say “congressman.” He is running against Rep. Steven Horsford (D-NV), who is favored to win the race.
Hardy added that “it’s 31 percent Hispanic population” but noted that “22 percent of those are registered.”
On Tuesday, a video surfaced of Hardy agreeing with Mitt Romney’s comments about the 47 percent.
“The 47 percent is true. It’s bigger now,” he said.
Watch the video:
H/t Ralston Reports