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Updated: 04/10/2014 08:00:05AM

Republican minorities topic of forum

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Author Karen Watson spoke at the Peace River Federated Republican Women's Forum on Wednesday to discuss being a black woman in the Republican Party.

By PAUL FALLON

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PUNTA GORDA — Generally, when people talk politics with Karen Watson, a black woman from Dallas, they automatically assume she voted for President Barack Obama during his campaigns.

And they are almost always surprised when they find out that she didn’t. In fact, Watson is a longtime Republican who believes more minorities should vote for GOP candidates because they more closely represent their conservative values.

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