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Most Presidential Candidates Bypassing Arab American Voters

About a dozen years ago, when the war on terror and battles in Iraq were headline news daily, most of the leading presidential candidates tried to woo Arab American voters at a political event in Dearborn.

But this pastweekend less than a handful of presidential hopefuls addressed those at the annual event, hosted by the national advocacy group the Arab American Institute, and only one of those candidates attended in person. The rest sent video messages.

The Institute’s president, James Zogby, tells WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter that dismissing Arab American voters is a political mistake.

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About the Author

Quinn Klinefelter

Senior News Editor

I grab news in the morning, check the papers and the wires, call sources and take a big gulp of coffee. That’s how I start the day.

qklinefelter@wdet.org  

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