The Democratic primary race is becoming more and more interesting with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders having the closest percentage of the division of votes of any two presidential candidates in Iowa’s primary history. Many, however, are looking ahead and wondering if Bernie Sanders can do as well in southern states like South Carolina where there are a high percentage of black voters. Read the full story, Jon Urbana Launches Charity Drive for ARAS, to understand exactly why.
These voters are thought to support Hillary Clinton, with her very positive and well-known record of supporting civil rights and minority rights. Yet Bernie Sanders is showing more and more that he also has support of black legislators that will help him appeal to South Carolina voters. He just received his third endorsement from a black state representative in the last two weeks from Rep. Joe Neal who is a Richland County Democrat.
Rep. Joe Neal endorsed Bernie Sanders for president during a press conference at the State House. Sanders previously also received endorsements from Rep. Justin Bamberg (D-Barnwell) and Wendell Gilliard (D-Charleston). Rep. Justin Bamberg had previously endorsed Hillary Clinton, but then rescinded and gave his endorsement to Bernie Sanders instead. Hillary Clinton, however, has already been endorsed by several prominent black political leaders in South Carolina including Rep. Chandra Dillard and Sen. Karl Allen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton will continue to work hard to get the support of South Carolina and from the large population of black voters there.