Clinton camp hires new director of black media
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Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonClinton: Trump must speak out against hate crimes, threats Piers Morgan trolls Oscars: 'Chin up, La La Land... you won the popular vote' Trump's clueless rhetoric on nukes makes US vulnerable, not safer 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 SandersJudd Gregg: The self-marginalizing minority Sanders and Bill Nye to host climate change conversation Lewandowski: Perez ‘doesn’t understand what’s going on in America’ 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.