Clinton Says Ford Win Would Represent 'Victory of Going Beyond Race'

Memphis (AP) -- Former President Clinton told a Memphis church congregation today that a win by Harold Ford Junior in the Senate race would represent "victory of going beyond race."

Ford, who is black, faces Bob Corker in next Tuesday's election.

Clinton spoke in Ford's hometown at the 45,000-seat Temple of Deliverance Church of God in Christ, a black church in Downtown Memphis.

Ford, a Democrat, hopes to become the first black Senator elected from the South since Reconstruction.

Ford, a five-term Congressman, and the Republican Corker, a former Chattanooga mayor, are vying to replace Senator Bill Frist who is retiring.

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