Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivered an homage to African-American women in Chicago on Thursday, saying they are leading “hope and resilience” following a “devastating election” that she lost to Republican Donald Trump.
The former secretary of state and U.S. senator also endorsed longtime supporter J.B. Pritzker’s candidacy against Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. Clinton said Pritzker and running mate state Rep. Juliana Stratton, a black woman, “are deeply committed to fighting for equality and opportunity in every corner of this state.”
Clinton made the remarks before several hundred people at a downtown hotel ballroom as the keynote speaker for a fundraising luncheon for the Ida B. Wells Legacy Committee, a new political fund aimed at promoting African-American women candidates.