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Clinton Delegate says Emil Jones Called Her an "Uncle Tom"

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Clinton Delegate says Emil Jones Called Her an "Uncle Tom"

Delmarie Cobb in Denver (WBEZ/Justin Kaufmann)

Pledged Clinton delegate Delmarie Cobb of Chicago says she was called an “Uncle Tom” in the lobby of the hotel where the Illinois delegation is staying. Cobb is a political media consultant, and was the spokeswoman for Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. when he ran for president in 1988. She has been an unapologetic supporter of Hillary Clinton since early in the Democratic primary. Jones denies making the remark. Cobb’s account has been publicly confirmed by a number of Chicago aldermen, although they say they thought Jones made the remark in jest.

A Chicago politician that was there at the time says the conversation involved several remarks back and forth between Cobb and Jones. The source says both parties were laughing at the time. The source says that Cobb’s characterization of the exchange is not accurate, and accuses Cobb of being “bitter” and “disingenuous.”

Here you’ll find audio of Cobb outside a reception for the Illinois delegation in downtown Denver on Sunday night when she first made the allegation public.

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