Sandra Bland's mother to join Hillary Clinton in Chicago

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Hillary Clinton will be joined in Chicago next week by Geneva Reed-Veal, the mother of Sandra Bland. (WLS)

Fresh off the New Hampshire primary, Hillary Clinton is planning to bring her campaign to Chicago next week.

Secretary Clinton will be here next week to raise money, but also to shore up support among minority voters. She'll be putting the issue of police misconduct front and center.

Clinton will be joined in Chicago by Geneva Reed-Veal, the mother of Sandra Bland, whose death in a Texas jail cell after a controversial traffic stop has raised questions about racial inequality in the criminal justice system. Clinton is now hitting the issue hard.

"We have to face up to the hard truth of injustice and systemic racism," she said.

After a tough loss in New Hampshire, Clinton is hoping to shore up support among blacks and Latinos ahead of the South Carolina primary and Nevada caucuses.

Senator Bernie Sanders is also courting those voters, meeting Wednesday with the Reverend Al Sharpton in New York before appearing on ABC's "The View".

"This country is supposed to be a nation of fairness, and we're not seeing that fairness right now," Sanders said.

On the Republican side, there is a shrinking field after Carly Fiorina and Governor Chris Christie bowed out of the race Wednesday. New Hampshire winner Donald Trump was flying high, telling his supporters: "We're going to win in South Carolina!"

But his opponents are going on the attack. Senator Ted Cruz released an ad portraying Trump as an action figure.

But Governor John Kasich, who took second place in New Hampshire, says he's keeping his message positive.

"I'm not interested in going out there and just going on the attack against somebody," Kasich said.

As for Senator Marco Rubio, he blamed his poor showing in New Hampshire in part on a weak debate performance here on ABC Saturday night.

He's largely avoided attacking Trump, but says it's time for the gloves to come off.

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