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KC Mayor Sly James endorses Hillary Clinton

Not a huge surprise, but Kansas City Mayor Sly James on Tuesday endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.

He did it as a member of a group of some 50 black mayors from across the country, including the leaders of Atlanta, Cincinnati and Philadelphia.

“Hillary Clinton understands the importance of infrastructure in places like Kansas City, and other cities across the country,” James said in a statement.

“As president, Hillary will be a champion for innovative collaboration between government and businesses that will spur job growth, criminal justice reform that will reduce our prison populations, and raising incomes so middle class Kansas City families can get ahead.”

Said Clinton:

“As president, I'll always be a friend to America’s mayors. I’ll solicit their ideas and expertise at every step.”