David Dinkins
The Bradley Effect is still in effect

Times columnist Gregory Rodriguez and University of Washington political scientist Matt Barreto step out to combat comments by Clinton staffer Sergio Bendixen about Latino voters not being overly friendly toward black candidates. They are wrong, Bendixen is right. In attempting to prove their points, Barreto suggests we look at big-city mayors supported by Latinos in the past as well as black congressmen with large Latino constituencies. He points to the late Harold Washington, Chicago's first black mayor, and alleges that he carried Latino voters with significant numbers. Rodriguez points to Tom Bradley's Los Angeles wins over the years. He also mentions three black members of...