In the ROOT: The Black Caucus and the Democratic Party in the age of Trump.
“Hastings was asked whether the party will ever listen to strategic advice from black elected officials on the ground.
“That’s a good question,” he said. “I hope so. They did make a course correction in my congressional district about six days before the election because I raised so much sand about it. I still think that disproportionately, money was spent on television—$67 million by the Clinton campaign—and a pittance on the ground by comparison.”