Hillary Clinton campaigns with LeBron James in Cleveland

LeBron James, center, accompanied by Cleveland Cavaliers basketball player J. R. Smith, left, his daughter Demi, bottom left, and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, right, speaks at a rally at the Cleveland Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
LeBron James, center, accompanied by Cleveland Cavaliers basketball player J. R. Smith, left, his daughter Demi, bottom left, and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, right, speaks at a rally at the Cleveland Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is campaigning with LeBron James in Cleveland, hoping to motivate African-American voters to the polls.

She’s praising the Cavaliers superstar for his basketball skills and “what he does off the court.”

Clinton says: “What he does off the court is to care for every child as though that child is his own.”

James tells the crowd that their votes matter. He says: “It really does.”

Clinton’s team is worried about their chances in Ohio, where polls show her in a dead heat with her Republican rival, Donald Trump. She hosted a free concert in the state on Friday with rapper Jay Z and his wife, Beyonce Carter Knowles.

Clinton will campaign later Sunday in Manchester, New Hampshire, with songwriter James Taylor.

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