Why The Congressional Black Caucus Endorsement Of Hillary Clinton Is a Really Big Deal
Why the Congressional Black Caucus endorsement of Hillary Clinton is a really big deal
Rep. John Lewis joins the Congressional Black Caucus Political Action Committee in endorsing Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)Last Thursday, the Congressional Black Caucus PAC announced its endorsement of Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. It was a media event, and outlets faithfully reported Clinton’s endorsement pickup as a potential key to winning black votes in upcoming primaries — especially the fast-approaching South Carolina contest, where black voters are expected to be key. In the 2008 election, black voters constituted 55 percent of the Democratic vote in South Carolina.
So what, exactly, does an endorsement like this do?