Clinton targets African-American issues in Tennessee ads

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is targeting African-American voters as part of her first television ad buy in Tennessee.

The Clinton campaign said it is spending at least $100,000 on the spots running the Memphis and Nashville markets.

While Clinton easily won Tennessee’s Democratic primary in 2008, she lost to Barack Obama in the state’s two largest cities. She’s hoping to avoid a repeat of that result as she faces Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in this year’s primary on March 1.

The first ad running Memphis addresses what Clinton calls the “fundamentally broken” criminal justice system that disproportionally targets African-Americans.

The other spot running in both Nashville and Memphis highlights the former secretary of state’s record on issues including women’s rights, military benefits and health care.

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