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Congressman John Lewis Endorses Hillary Clinton

Congressman John Lewis will back Hillary Clinton’s bid to be president, NBC News reports.

“As our former Secretary of State, Senator from New York, and first Lady of the United States, Hillary Clinton is the most qualified person to be President of the United States,” said Congressman Lewis in a statement released Wednesday by the campaign.

The Congressman also said that he knew Clinton’s “heart” and that we needed “her leadership, not just here in America, but all over the world.”

Lewis, who is a civil rights legend, first endorsed Clinton’s historic candidacy in Oct. 2007, but then shifted his support to back Barack Obama in Feb. 2008.