Herenton, Chumney to endorse Clinton for president - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Herenton, Chumney to endorse Clinton for president

Clinton used the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King to emphasize the need for America to carry out King's spirit of unity. Clinton used the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King to emphasize the need for America to carry out King's spirit of unity.

Long time political rivals Carol Chumney and Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton will hold a joint press conference Monday to endorse Hillary Clinton for president, a source from Clinton's campaign said late Sunday.

During a speech in Memphis Sunday, Clinton said she would go to Florida to assure Democrats that "their voices are heard" and to underscore her commitment to seeing the state's delegation seated at the national convention.

Addressing a crowd of nearly 400 at Monumental Baptist Church, Clinton wasted no time zeroing in on her audience with a speech that was tailor made for the Mid-South.

Clinton used the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King to emphasize the need for America to carry out King's spirit of unity.

"what he did for us was to make it clear that we have no boundaries we cannot overcome," she said.

During Sunday's campaign stop, Clinton was accompanied by her daughter, Chelsea.

Though the Democratic presidential candidates largely have heeded the national party's request that they not campaign publicly in Florida, Clinton said it's time to pay attention to voters there who are showing heavy interest in Tuesday's primary.

She says early voting is under way and drawing strong interest. She will travel to Florida on Tuesday.

Clinton met with reporters as she campaigned in Tennessee, one of 22 states with primary contests on Feb. 5.

She sought to shift the focus from her lopsided loss to rival Barack Obama in the South Carolina primary on Saturday to the coming contests.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)       AP-NY-01-27-08 1529EST

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