Encore: James Clyburn's Rise To Popular South Carolina Democrat Rep. James Clyburn's recent endorsement helped propel Joe Biden to victories in South Carolina and on Super Tuesday. At StoryCorps in 2007, Cyburn and his granddaughter talk about success and failure.
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Encore: James Clyburn's Rise To Popular South Carolina Democrat

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Encore: James Clyburn's Rise To Popular South Carolina Democrat

Encore: James Clyburn's Rise To Popular South Carolina Democrat

Encore: James Clyburn's Rise To Popular South Carolina Democrat

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When Rep. James Clyburn — the highest-ranking African American in Congress — endorsed Joe Biden's 2020 bid for president, it helped propel the candidate to crucial victories in the South Carolina primary last month and on Super Tuesday.

Clyburn, elected to Congress in 1992, has served two stints as House Majority Whip, a post he currently holds. At StoryCorps in 2007, Clyburn talked to his granddaughter about success and failure.

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Audio produced for Morning Edition by Anita Rao.