The role of race in Michigan?

As Obama and Clinton try to get past race, most African-American voters choose "Uncommitted" rather than vote for Clinton.

By Tim Grieve
January 16, 2008 7:45AM (UTC)
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Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are trying to tamp down the race issue in tonight's Democratic presidential debate, but it seems to have played a significant role in today's Michigan primary. If Andrew Sullivan is right, 69 percent of the African-Americans voting in the Democratic primary have checked the box marked "Uncommitted" rather than the one next to Clinton's name.

Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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