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Clinton Campaign in ‘Panic Mode’ Over The Black Vote in Florida

Leah Le'Vell - September 29, 2016

"Hillary Clinton's campaign is in panic mode. Full panic mode," Leslie Wimes, a South Florida-based president of the Democratic African-American Women Caucus told Politico this week. "They have a big problem because they thought Obama and Michelle saying, 'Hey, go vote for Hillary' would do it. But it's not enough," Wimes said
 
It’s not just Clinton’s margins with black voters that concerns Democrats. It’s whether African-American voters turn out in force for her in a pivotal state whose 29 electoral votes are a crucial component of victory.

Clinton running mate Tim Kaine recently visited an Florida A&M University, but his empty rhetoric wasn’t enough to inspire Tyresha McClenney and Bryan Anderson, two first-time voters and FAMU students who attended the Democrat’s rally. McLenney noted that she doesn’t believe Clinton has spoken enough about racial inequality and police brutality.

“It’s not something that she continuously says, it’s only like when the media gets a video of a black person getting shot,” she said.
 
Anderson also told Politico: “A lot of her attempts to reach out come across as pandering.” These insincere outreach attempts by the Clinton campaign continue to show that we need strong leadership like Donald Trump who won’t pander to the black community for votes.

image: Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP 


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