- Rick Wade says black voters want candidates who can answer the job creation challenge
- It's not just the "black lives matter" issue that will resonate with African-Americans
Rick C. Wade was senior adviser and national director for African American Vote for Obama for America and deputy chief of staff for U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke. He has endorsed Hillary Clinton in this year's Democratic campaign. Wade is an entrepreneur and president of a global business development firm. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)Some may be tired of hearing that black lives matter, but it's undeniable that in South Carolina and across the South in the states that vote on Super Tuesday and beyond, black votes matter. African-Americans were the major factor in Hillary Clinton's landslide victory Saturday in South Carolina, where black voters accounted for more than 60% of the turnout.