Clinton camp hires new director of black media
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Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonHouse Judiciary Committee votes to request documents on Comey, Clinton GOP senator warns Trump: Panel won't take up attorney general nominee this year Overnight Cybersecurity: Facebook invests in group fighting election hacking | House panel advances DHS cyber revamp bill | Lawmakers mull cyber insurance for small businesses MORE’s presidential campaign has tapped a press aide from the Department of Education as director of black media, according to BuzzFeed News

The Democratic front-runner’s campaign has hired Denise Horn, who has also worked on President Obama’s 2012 campaign, ahead of the South Carolina primary. She will assume her role on the campaign on Monday, according to sources familiar with her hire. 

While working at the Education Department, Horn managed black media and worked with historically black colleges and universities. On the campaign, she will meet with spiritual leaders and grassroots organizers ahead of Super Tuesday. 

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Clinton and her Democratic rival, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders: Dems won't vote on 'sham' single payer amendment GOP Senator forces Dems to vote on single payer Kerry on Trump’s military transgender ban: ‘We’re better than this’ MORE (I-Vt.), are both vying for the African-American vote ahead of the South Carolina primary on Feb. 27. 

Clinton edged out Sanders by a razor-thin margin in last week’s Iowa caucuses, but the Vermont senator won the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night. 

The former secretary of State polls fares better in Palmetto State polls, with a 30-point lead over Sanders. But the Vermont has been seeking to broaden his appeal with minority voters and landed a key endorsement from Ben Jealous, the former president of the NAACP, last week.