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Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Pumps Up Connecticut Clinton Supporters

Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Pumps Up Connecticut Clinton Supporters

When it comes to Connecticut's April 26 Democratic presidential primary "no one can afford to stay home," U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights icon from Georgia, told Hillary Clinton supporters in a conference call Tuesday.

“There are forces in America trying to take us back to another time, to another period," he said. "We cannot go back, we most go forward and create one America. ... We’ve got to elect the best possible person. I happen to believe that Hillary Clinton is prepared to be president day one.”

Lewis, who is African American, recalled growing up in Georgia and how members of his family didn't have the right to vote. He was one...

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