Rep. Jim Clyburn to Endorse Hillary Clinton

Rep. Jim Clyburn to Endorse Hillary Clinton


After weeks of non-answers on the issue, Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) will endorse former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tomorrow, according to CNN.

In 2008, Clyburn endorsed no one before the South Carolina primary, but many speculated that he favored then-Sen. Barack Obama. The South Carolina primary is on February 27th for Democrats.

Last week Clyburn told reporters that he would think about who he might endorse over (last) weekend but gave no clear indication that he would endorse anyone.

The CBC PAC held an even last week without Clyburn in attendance.  He was the last of only four Congressional Black Caucus members who have not made an endorsement decision in the 2016 presidential race.

Other members of the Congressional Black Caucus who have not endorsed anyone are Reps. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Sanford Bishop (D-GA) and Elijah Cummings (D-MD).

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Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer, comms strategist and political analyst. She created Crewof42, a blog focused on African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke also writes for NBC BLK, The Root, NNPA and is the Managing Editor of Politic365. As part of a diverse career in politics and media, she has served as a congressional staffer for the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee, Communications Director for U.S. Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) and Director of Communications for Justin Fairfax for Lt. Governor of Virginia. From 2014 to 2017, Ms. Burke appeared each Monday on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin on TVOne. Ms. Burke holds a B.A. in History from The American University. She was born and raised in New York. Email: Twitter: @LVBurke. IG: @laurenvburke. Periscope: @LVBurke