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Sanders nabs second congressional endorsement

MONTPELIER — Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign announced its second congressional endorsement Monday — Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison. “Keith Ellison is one of the great progressive leaders in the country leading the fight for the rights of working families and the environment,” Sanders said in a statement. “I look forward to working with him to create a government which represents all Americans and not just the billionaires.”
Ellison, in the statement distributed by Sanders’ campaign, said he chose to endorse Sanders because of his ability to attract new voters into the political process. “I’m endorsing Bernie because he is talking about the issues that are important to American families,” Ellison said. “His candidacy is important for many reasons, but I believe the most important part of his candidacy is that it has the ability to create a renaissance in voter participation, which was at its lowest in decades this past election cycle. Continue Reading →

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