Politics

50 black mayors to endorse Clinton

Hillary Clinton will receive the support of 50 black mayors on Tuesday, adding to her lead among minority voters.

Endorsements will come from Steve Benjamin, the president of the African American Mayors Association and the mayor of Columbia, S.C.; Kasim Reed of Atlanta, Ga.; and Michael Nutter of Philadelphia, among others.

"Hillary Clinton is the most experienced and most respected presidential candidate bar none," former Mayor James Perkins of Selma, Ala., said in a campaign statement prior to the endorsement. "In 2016, America has the chance to elect a candidate in Hillary Clinton who has been putting people over special interests throughout her entire career and I'm proud to throw my support behind her."

Many of the endorsements come from mayors in crucial primary voting states, such as South Carolina, Virginia, Ohio and Colorado. Numerous other endorsement come from southern states, such as Alabama and Georgia, where African-Americans make up a considerable portion of the population.

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