Bernie Sanders

Challenging Clinton, Sanders seeks black support in South

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2015 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. listens at right as Marissa Johnson speaks at left, accompanied by Mara Jacqueline Willaford, as the two women take over the microphone at a rally in downtown Seattle. The women, co-founders of the Seattle chapter of Black Lives Matter, took over the microphone moments after Sanders began speaking and refused to relinquish it. Sanders eventually left the stage without speaking further and instead waded into the crowd to greet supporters. Rising in political polls, Bernie Sanders is trying to overcome hurdles among black voters who are still learning about him and could help determine whether his insurgent campaign can last. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — The Bernie Sanders phenomenon has been driven almost entirely by white supporters. Now the Vermont senator is out to overcome hurdles with prospective black voters who are still learning about him and could shape whether his underdog campaign for the 2016 Democratic nomination can last.

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