Hillary Clinton

Are Black Voters Ready For Hillary Clinton?

Hillary Clinton will need black voters if she wants to win the Democratic nomination and the presidency next year. But African American voters were a major reason she lost the early nominating state of South Carolina to Barack Obama by nearly 30 points in 2008.

Hillary Clinton
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She’s trying to make up for it this time around.I just came from Kiki’s Chicken and Waffles, which I highly recommend, and I was meeting with a group of African American businesswomen, and they were tellin’ me what they needed,” Clinton said with a hint of Southern twang in her voice Wednesday during her first trip to South Carolina since announcing her candidacy earlier this year.
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In 2008, 55 percent of Democratic primary voters in South Carolina were black. And they voted overwhelmingly for Obama. Obama won the primary in a surprise 55-to-27-percent landslide over Clinton. With black voters, the margin was even bigger — 78 percent to 19 percent.

Of course, Obama went on to win the presidency, as the first black president, and won record margins with black voters.Democrats have consistently won overwhelming majorities of black voters, but Barack Obama won record levels.

Domenico Montanaro/National Exit Polls Hillary Clinton is trying to make her pitch to black voters that she quickly got on board Team Obama once the primary was over.Both President Obama and I worked really hard,” she said Wednesday, “and he won and I lost, and I went to work to make sure he’d win.

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