RNC: Clintons 'only with you when they need you'

The Republican National Committee has dredged up old footage of Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonCutting corners in a federal campaign is criminal Poll: Clinton takes 16-point lead among millennials GOP senator: Trump endorsement could depend on VP MORE's contentious battle against Barack ObamaBarack ObamaClinton camp: Trump's fundraising 'bragging is total bunk' Football coach Ditka: 'Happy' to speak at GOP convention but not invited Obama blames ISIS for Istanbul attack MORE in the 2008 South Carolina primary to push back on Clinton's overwhelming support among the state's black voters heading into Saturday's primary. 

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The new video is called "The Clintons Hope You Forgot," and cobbles together footage of newscasters highlighting some of the more controversial moments and headlines surrounding that 2008 race. 
 
NBC News' Tim Russert shows Clinton a headline from The State newspaper that calls her attacks "painful for black voters" and reads Clinton an op-ed from The Washington Post that argues she is "minimizing" Martin Luther King Jr.'s message of "I have a Dream."  
 
The video also includes references to President Bill ClintonBill ClintonAxelrod: Lynch, Bill Clinton meeting 'foolish' Dem: Lynch should have 'steered clear' of Bill Clinton Email story won’t end for Clinton MORE's remark from the trail that Obama, who eventually became the nation's first black president, "would have been getting us coffee" a few years before.
 
It ends with a message to voters:"The Clintons: only with you when they need you." 
 
Clinton's primary bid has been boosted in large part thanks to overwhelming support from black voters--she won three-quarters of the black vote in Nevada, according to exit polls. 
 
Her campaign stresses issues that disproportionately affect minority voters, including criminal justice, voting rights and gun violence. 
 
And she's also leveraged her support from prominent black lawmakers and activists who have accused Sanders, who hails from lily-white Vermont, of coming late to the party on racial justice.
 
But Sanders has fought that characterization, noting his early involvement with racial justice protests and his arrest back in the 1960s for protesting unfair housing practices. 

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