U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton attends a reception organized by a leading political association of Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders as she seeks to consolidate support from minority voters. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. Democrat Hillary Clinton attended a reception on Wednesday (May 4) organized by a leading political association of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders as she seeks to consolidate her support from minority voters. "There is a place for you in this campaign. I want you to be involved, I want your ideas," she told the crowd. "I want you to not only be part of winning a campaign, which is the first step, but more importantly, really governing our country in a way that keeps alive the promise of America." The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies Leadership Network, a nonpartisan group that seeks to get Asian Americans elected to political office, said last that it had invited all presidential hopefuls to the event in Washington, but Clinton was the only one to accept. Minority voters have provided a boost to Clinton as she fends off a challenge from Vermont Senator Sanders for the Democratic nomination for the Nov. 8 presidential election. African Americans helped her notch key wins in states such as South Carolina and this week in Maryland. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are a smaller group, making up about 5.6 percent of the population, according to U.S. Census data. But in recent years they have been among the fastest-growing ethnic groups in the United States.