Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson of Utah will not run for an eighth term in Congress. His withdrawal opens the door for Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love. If she wins in 2014, she would be the first black, female Republican elected to Congress.
New York City's Bill de Blasio is apparently the first white male politician in US history elected to a major office with a black spouse by his side. A new milestone in America's racial journey?
Polls show that the GOP continues to be 'the party of old, white men' – and that could be decisive in the 2012 presidential election. Demographics suggest that the party must change, and soon.