Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the National Urban League's conference in Fort Lauderdale

Hillary Clinton takes on Jeb Bush on racial equality issues

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the National Urban League's conference in Fort LauderdaleBy Zachary Fagenson FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) – Democrat Hillary Clinton sought to persuade African-Americans on Friday to resist any temptation to side with Republican Jeb Bush in the 2016 presidential race as they offered differing visions on how to tackle economic and racial inequality. The annual convention of the National Urban League marked the first same-stage appearance for Clinton, front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, and Bush, one of the leading candidates in the Republican race. Democrats have long counted on African Americans as a loyal voting bloc, whereas the Republican Party acknowledged after its loss in the 2012 presidential race that it needed to build support among minorities to win the presidency.

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