New Jersey Senator Cory Booker makes an impassioned appeal for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during a campaign rally in South Carolina. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. Senator Cory Booker on Thursday made an impassioned appeal to minority voters to support Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The African-American politician from New Jersey introduced Clinton at a rally in Florence, SC just days after she was endorsed by another black leader -- U.S. Representative Jim Clyburn of South Carolina. The endorsement comes ahead of South Carolina's Democratic primary on February 27, where more than half of the voters are expected to be African-American. Clinton is seeking to maintain her lead among black voters over U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, her rival for the Democratic nomination for the Nov. 8 election to succeed Democrat Barack Obama, the first black U.S. president. Clinton's status as the Democratic front-runner was jolted this month when the former secretary of state beat Sanders by less than a percentage point in Iowa's caucuses and lost to him by more than 20 points in the New Hampshire primary. More than 90 percent of people in those states are white. She's seeking to recover the momentum in her campaign with victories in more racially diverse states in the coming weeks.