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Every election is critical, but this may be one of the most important we’ve had in years, from top to bottom.

At the top is Democrat Hillary Clinton vs. Republican Donald Trump. Coming into the final week, Clinton had a slight lead over Trump, both in Pennsylvania and the country, but that can easily be reversed.

The Republican Party, without Trump, has demonstrated, and even come out and said, that they were going to block everything President Barack Obama puts forward to improve this country and they have made no effort, which includes condemning police for the shooting of unarmed Black men, to move this country forward from the Great Recession from the George Bush years.

Even though there’s a split in the GOP between Trump and some of the Republican leaders, they differ on none of the major issues facing the Black community. They would gut just about everything President Obama has set in place to move this country forward economically, racially and with foreign policy.

It’s that which makes it vitally important that we look at the U.S. Senate seat from Pennsylvania and the U.S. House seat of Mike Doyle vs. Lenny McCallister. Voting for Clinton means nothing if she runs into the same blockades that President Obama has. We need to vote for Katie McGinty for U.S. Senate and Doyle for U.S. House. McCallister says he’s an independent Republican who doesn’t support Trump, but it hasn’t been Trump who has blocked President Obama at every level. It has been the men he supports, Rubio and Ted Cruz.

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