Clinton wins endorsements from 28 black ministers

Two days before the Iowa caucuses, Hillary Clinton's campaign announced the endorsement of more than two dozen African-American ministers from around the country.

The Democratic front-runner met with African-American faith leaders in Philadelphia on Wednesday and discussed issues including women's health, the economy, the Flint water crisis and criminal justice. She attended a private fundraiser in South Philadelphia afterwards.

"When I agreed to host the small gathering of African American clergy from around the country, I wasn't expecting to endorse Hillary Clinton," Rev. Mark Tyler of Pennsylvania, on the 28 ministers to announce support for Clinton, said in a statement. "I left that meeting convinced that she is the best person in this campaign season capable of serving as our next president. I believe that she is ready to lead and has all the requisite abilities."

Tyler said Clinton's plans for investing in historically black colleges and breaking down barriers for women helped sway his decision, along with her talk on economic disparity and funding public education.

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