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Charles B. Rangel

Hillary Clinton fights to secure black vote in New York in face of recent racial missteps

Hillary Clinton fights to secure black vote in New York in face of recent racial missteps

Hillary Clinton and her surrogates have courted African American voters across New York in advance of Tuesday's Democratic primary. The results: a mixed bag of comfortable alliances and uncomfortable stumbling.

Black voters will make up about 1 in every 5 Democrats casting ballots here, and Clinton spent part of Wednesday delivering a speech honed by repetition and necessity before activists at a Manhattan convention of the National Action Network, a group founded by the Rev. Al Sharpton.

She recounted her long involvement in African American politics. She outlined an expansive plan to fight against racial, economic and environmental woes that disproportionately affect...

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