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LeBron James campaigns with Hillary Clinton in Cleveland

NBA.com Staff

CLEVELAND (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is campaigning with LeBron James in Cleveland, hoping to motivate African-American voters to the polls.

She’s praising the Cavaliers superstar for his basketball skills and “what he does off the court.”

Clinton says: “What he does off the court is to care for every child as though that child is his own.”

James tells the crowd that their votes matter. He says: “It really does.”

Clinton’s team is worried about their chances in Ohio, where polls show her in a dead heat with her Republican rival, Donald Trump. She hosted a free concert in the state on Friday with rapper Jay Z and his wife, Beyonce Carter Knowles.

Clinton will campaign later Sunday in Manchester, New Hampshire, with songwriter James Taylor.

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