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White House Aspirants Seek to Claim Black Vote

Democratic presidential hopefuls are already competing to command the largest share of the black vote in 2004, and to increase the turnout at polls. White candidates must contend with the Rev. Al Sharpton, and possibly former Illinois senator Carol Moseley-Braun. NPR's Mara Liasson reports.

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Mara Liasson is a national political correspondent for NPR. Her reports can be heard regularly on NPR's award-winning newsmagazine programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Liasson provides extensive coverage of politics and policy from Washington, DC — focusing on the White House and Congress — and also reports on political trends beyond the Beltway.