Clinton pressing black women for support

Raleigh News & ObserverApril 19, 2008 

Hillary Rodham Clinton, running against a black candidate while trying to become the first female president, is working to attract one group of possible swing voters: black women.

They frequently introduce her at rallies. One of her television ads consists entirely of comments from a black woman in Texas. And on Saturday several prominent black leaders — male and female — are scheduled to tour North Carolina on Clinton's behalf.

On Friday, Clinton held a forum at Wake Forest University with Maya Angelou, one of the nation's most prominent poets — and also a black woman.

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