Prominent black Democrat Rep. Clyburn set to endorse Hillary Clinton: report
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton shares a hug with U.S. Representative Jim Clyburn on stage during Jim Clyburn’s Annual Fish Fry in Charleston, South Carolina on Jan. 16, 2016. (Reuters/Chris Keane)

U.S. Representative Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, the No. 3 Democrat in the House and a prominent African-American leader, will endorse Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Friday, NBC News reported on Thursday.


The endorsement comes ahead of the Feb. 27 Democratic primary in South Carolina, where more than half of the voters are expected to be African-Americans.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Eric Walsh)