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Black Dems Want Clinton to Share the Wealth on Congressional Races

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By    |   Monday, 24 Oct 2016 09:47 AM

Hillary Clinton's huge lead in the polls is anything but empirical, but the $150 million she has in the bank is, and now two black Democratic leaders are asking their nominee to spread it around, The New York Times reports.

Democratic Reps. James Clyburn of South Carolina and G. K. Butterfield of North Carolina are calling for Clinton to spend on turn-out-the-vote efforts in congressional races that could give Democrats a majority in both houses.

"I'm concerned about the African-American vote," Butterfield told the Times. "We've got to get a turnout in the African-American community that equals or surpasses the white turnout."

Clinton's campaign, however, is trying to expand its reach into Republican territory, spending money — as well as campaigning — in Arizona and sending staffers to Utah in an apparent attempt to destroy Donald Trump in the polls come Nov. 8.

But it's clear there's a difference of opinion on where Clinton's priorities should be.

"I want this party, in the final weeks of the campaign, to be out there hiring workers to go out and beat the bushes, knock on doors, get people to polls," Clyburn told the Times.

Clinton's campaign has said it has done more for the party than President Barack Obama did in either of his campaigns, the Times reported.

"Since the start of the campaign, Hillary Clinton has been deeply committed to electing Democrats from the statehouse to the halls of Congress," Marlon Marshall, Clinton's director of states and political engagement, told the Times.

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