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Retired Congressman Lacy Clay, a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus, has written a memo saying it’s "critical" that membership in the CBC remains exclusively black.

According to Clay’s memo, "The CBC welcomes support from others in the House and Senate, especially those with liberal credentials but it is critical that its membership remain exclusively African American." The memo was written after two white, Jewish congressional candidates, Tennessee’s Steve Cohen and New York’s David Yassky suggested that they would seek membership in the CBC in order to better serve majority black districts.

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