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Black women who boosted Obama are sticking with Clinton

6 years 4 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, March 26 2016 Mar 26, 2016 March 26, 2016 2:07 PM March 26, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APnewsNow

DETROIT - Hillary Clinton has faced surprisingly strong competition this primary season, and she's been bombarded with criticism. But she has maintained a strong bond with one significant bloc of Democratic Party voters.

Black women, who were part of President Barack Obama's winning coalition in 2008 and 2012, have locked arms behind Clinton. They're hailing her as a Democratic standard-bearer, survivor and friend.

Though the primary contest is not over, the former secretary of state holds a big delegate lead over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and is considered likely to win the Democratic nomination. African-American women have played a big part: About 8 in 10 across all the states where exit polling has been conducted have voted for her. And in some cases support has been above 90 percent.

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