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Hillary Clinton’s Week in Endorsements

The week may not have started as we would have preferred, but the wake of the New Hampshire Primary brought waves of endorsements for Hillary.

Hillary Clinton Statement on Endorsement of Congressional Black Caucus PAC

Hillary Clinton released the following statement after earning the endorsement of the Congressional Black Caucus PAC. The CBC PAC is the political arm of the Congressional Black Caucus, and works to increase the number of African Americans in the United States Congress:

I’m honored to have earned the endorsement of the Congressional Black Caucus PAC, which has been fighting for enduring progress for almost 50 years. The CBC PAC knows we need to elect a President who can take on all parts of the job and build on the progress we’ve made under President Obama—not let it get ripped away.

In America today, nearly one in three African-American men faces the prospect of prison in their lifetimes. African-American women working full time on average earn 60 cents for every dollar a white man earns. African Americans are nearly three times more likely to be denied a mortgage as whites. And African-American children are 500 percent more likely to die from asthma than white kids.

As the “conscience of Congress”, the CBC and its members fight for progress every day for African Americans and for all hardworking people in this country. They are working to give 35 million working people a raise by increasing the minimum wage, and to protect all Americans’ sacred and hard-won right to vote. They are working tirelessly to help get more African-American candidates elected and, thanks to their efforts, more African Americans are serving in the United States Congress today than ever before.

I have been proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with my close friends in the CBC in these fights.  As a Senator from New York, I partnered with CBC members on bills to ban racial profiling, prosecute hate crimes, and promote equal pay for women. As Secretary of State, I created the Global Diaspora Forum, which helps Americans of African descent build partnerships with the countries their ancestors came from.

The stakes in this election couldn’t be higher. African Americans can’t wait for solutions—they need results now.  We need a President who can stand up to the Republicans and win.  I’ll take on the gun lobby to address the epidemic of gun violence. I’ll take on the Republicans who are disenfranchising voters and rolling back voting rights. And I pledge a new and comprehensive commitment to equity and opportunity for communities of color. That means reforming our criminal justice system and rebuilding the bonds of trust between our communities and our law enforcement officials. But it also means making major new investments to create jobs, to make it easier to start and grow a small business, to end redlining in housing, and to build reliable public transit systems.

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On the heels of that, these.

Clinton is the best choice for Democrats

Friday, February 12, 2016
Hillary Clinton is far better prepared to be president than her Democratic opponent. Photo: Jim Cole /Associated Press / AP
Photo: Jim Cole /Associated Press
Hillary Clinton is far better prepared to be president than her Democratic opponent.

The race for the Democratic presidential nomination is between a candidate who wants to ignite a revolution and another who promises a push for progressive incrementalism.

Choosing the former may be enticing to some, but the latter is far more preferable if you are interested in what is far more doable. That difference alone makes Hillary Clinton the best choice for president in the Democratic primary, but she is far better prepared for the job as well.

It is not that the problems Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders outlines aren’t real — former U.S. Sen. and Secretary of State Clinton broadly agrees on many of these problems. And it’s not that many of the nation’s ills couldn’t benefit from dramatic reform. It’s that Sanders’ solutions — a single-payer health system and free college, for instance — have no chance to gain traction in what is still going to be a deeply divided Congress after November.

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Editorial: We recommend Hillary Clinton for Democratic presidential nomination

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

But Clinton? She’s been in the public eye ever since, and after a lifetime of remarkable service and unending controversy she’s back asking Texans to help make her the 2016 Democratic nominee for president.

Democrats should vote for her March 1. She’s a better choice than another long-shot liberal senator, her surging rival Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

A better choice not because he’s too liberal to win in November, though he is. She’s better because over her lifetime, Clinton has learned to temper her idealism without losing it. She’s learned to advance her agenda even when it means letting others advance too. She’s cultivated allies.

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Editorial: Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination

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  1. Having the CBC endorse Hillary Clinton is big, however, one cannot pretent the polls in Nevada are tied! Even Nate Silver has them tied. I cannot figure out a way forward with sanders giving away everything and of course evil WALL STREET. He has no zero clue how policy works. All the young hear is evil and free. I taught high school history for years and the young hear words and no meaning. Free, free, free, evil, evil,evil. I see how some see him as a cult leader. More like a parent promising everything and delivering nothing. That is sanders. He has to be at the very least vetted and let us hope, stopped.

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    • Dakota, the Washington Free Beacon is a right-wing rag. And this was a push poll, deliberately constructed to get the results desired. You can go to the Beacon’s site and read the questions, the way they’re worded, and draw your own conclusions.

      Here are mine:

      In the wake of Hillary Clinton’s brilliant debate performance, the GOP is willing to do anything and everything to douse, crush, defame and undermine Hillary Clinton’s campaign. They would love to see Saint Bernard & his Magic Light Show offered up as the Democratic contender. Why?

      Because they’ve got nada, zip, zero in integrity and know that Bernie Sanders would be easy pickings. Think eviscerated.

      My suggestion? Concentrate on Hillary Clinton’s record and words. That’s what’s going to bring us home.

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  2. […] Bernie Sanders wants the DNC to deep-six Super Delegates and to run all open primaries.  The Congressional Black Caucus disagrees … vehemently!  For the record, the CBC endorsed Hillary Clinton. […]

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