Both Hillary Clinton AND Jeb Bush, in a prview of next falls election are going to address the National Urbam League, the Black organization….
They ARE both running for respective parties nomination, but make no mistake….
They ARE both begging to run for the general election next November….
Hillary WILL have the black vote….But Bush will be trying to peel off some of that vote, and will try to get more of Latino/Hispanic Vote….
( Democrats Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley and Republican Ben Carson are also penned in to attend the event)
For Mrs. Clinton, support from black voters is a strength she is trying to lock down in the face of a surprising surge from Mr. Sanders. The independent senator from Vermont, who caucuses with the Democrats, has caught fire with many white liberals.
For Mr. Bush, whom polls show with scant African-American support, it’s an opportunity to change minds and present himself as a Republican eager to broaden his party’s tent—an appeal that could help with voters of all races.
In the 2016 race, the lopsided support and huge turnout for Mr. Obama among black voters is not a given, said Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League. “People may look conventionally and say the African-American vote is reliably Democratic, but the issue really has to do with levels of motivation and levels of turnout,” he said.
A change in turnout could create some opportunities for Republicans in key states if they can broaden their support even marginally with minority voters, even if a big majority of them still vote Democratic….
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