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Clinton enlists black Democrats against Sanders

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is enlisting the help of black Democrats to undermine Bernie Sanders' push to claim a piece of President Barack Obama's legacy.

Clinton sought solidarity with Obama at every turn during Thursday's debate in Milwaukee, referring to herself as a "staunch supporter" of his health care law and praising him as a role model on race relations.

On Friday, Clinton's African-American allies in Congress were seizing upon the Vermont senator's comments during the debate that race relations would "absolutely" be better under a future Sanders administration.

New York Congressman Hakeem Jeffries says in an interview with CNN that it seemed a "bit presumptuous" to conclude that Sanders was going to be "the great healer in race relations."

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