Politics of Race, Gender Rock Campaign Trail

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY), Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL). STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY), left, stands with Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) at a presidential debate in July 2007. Getty Images hide caption

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The politics of race and gender are taking center stage in the race for the White House. Democratic New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, a woman, and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, an African American, are employing distinct campaign tactics.

Democratic political strategist Ron Lester explains how race and gender are shaping the candidates' approach.

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