- Title: USA: Clinton, Obama capmpaign for Nevada in the wake of race clash
- Date: 15th January 2008
- Summary: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (JANUARY 14, 2008) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF SENATOR HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON INTRODUCED AT A SEIU (SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION) MEETING PHOTOGRAPHERS
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- Location: Usa
- Country: USA
- Topics: Domestic Politics
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- Story Text: Democrat senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama campaigned ahead of the Nevada caucus and following a clash between the presidential candidates over a remark made by Clinton about Martin Luther King, Jr.
The key contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama campaigned Monday (January 14) ahead of Saturday's (January 19) Nevada caucus.
There was no overt sign from either candidate of the recent clash between them over the former First Lady's remarks on civil rights, which she said were distorted by members of Mr Obama's campaign.
Clinton, speaking at a Service Employees International Union (SEIU) meeting to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. in New York City, did hint at atonement when she spoke to a mainly African-American audience about the Democratic party.
"We may differ on minor matters, but when it comes to what is really important, we are family. We are all bound together to ensure that the least, the last and the lost among us be given every opportunity to break the chains that still hold them back and down," she said.
Despite receiving some boos from some of the audience of the largest property services union in the country, many present said that they would vote for her and Sharon Waverly told Reuters that the recent race row is simply a part of politics.
"One's going to say something bad one day, one's going to ay something the next. But I can't judge either oe of them for a slip of the tongue."
Barack Obama, who took a small lead over rival Hillary Clinton in Nevada in a Reno Gazette-Journal poll of 500 likely caucus goers, continued his campaign in Reno Monday.
The senator from illinois emphasized change and unity amongst Americans, saying, "This is not just about who is going to be president of the United States, it's about how are we as citizens going to rise up and finally make a determination that we want a country that works for all Americans."
Nevada has the nation's highest foreclosure rate, four times the national average, hitting one out of every 152 households.
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