Judging by Hillary Clinton’s schedule, Cleveland has a special place in the U.S. presidential candidate’s heart. She’s been traveling all over the country, and now, just before the election, she has been to the industrial city in Ohio’s north twice, in one weekend.
On Friday evening she was onstage in front of a packed house in the University of Cleveland’s gymnasium, with the pop singer Beyoncé and rapper Jay-Z, icons of the U.S. music scene.
The audience was mainly young African Americans, just as Ms. Clinton’s campaign team had hoped. The city is predominantly African-American and is considered safe territory for the Democrats. But Ms. Clinton is afraid that come election day, many people will stay at home because there are no African American candidates on the ballot paper.