COLUMBIA, S.C., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, South Carolina's only Democrat in Congress and a leading black politician, endorsed Hillary Clinton Friday for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Clyburn told a crowd at Allen University, "My heart has always been with Hillary Clinton."
"The change we seek for this great country will not come easy," he said. "We need a real fighter, and I believe Hillary Clinton is that fighter."
Clyburn is the lone Democrat in South Carolina's seven-member congressional delegation, and the leading black politician in the Palmetto State.
South Carolina holds its Democratic primary on Feb. 27.