Republicans Snub the NAACP.

Up to nine presidential candidates will take the stage at CoboCenteron Thursday morning to woo the African-American vote. At most, there will be one Republican.

It’s not for lack of an invitation. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People extended invitations to all announced Republican and Democratic candidates two months ago. The national staff of the civil rights organization followed up with phone calls.

But the three leading Republican candidates — U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney, the former Massachusettsgovernor and a Michigannative — have all said they won’t come, citing scheduling conflicts.

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Cocaine, Pedophelia, and Prostitution! Oh My!

Another key supporter of Republican presidential contender RudyGiuliani suffered an embarrassment when he admitted last night the”serious sin” of at one time calling an escort service accused of beinga prostitute ring.

Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), who is Giuliani’s most prominent Southernconservative supporter, was implicated when the so-called “D.C. Madam”disclosed that his telephone number was found among the telephonerecords of the escort service, Pamela Martin and Associates, in a periodbefore he was elected to Senate in 2004.

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