Democrat Rich Lazer, a candidate in Pennsylvania’s Fifth Congressional District, just got a big last-minute endorsement: Sen. Bernie Sanders.
“Rich believes, as I do, that health care is a right, that free public education should extend through college, and that solving the student debt crisis is an urgent necessity,” said Sanders in a statement. “Rich will be a consistent voice for a bold, progressive agenda and will fight to create a government and an economy that works for us, not just wealthy corporate interests.”
Lazer supports a $15 minimum wage, Medicare-for-All and free college, all issues that Sanders campaigned on during his 2016 presidential run.
“This is an honor for me,” said Lazer, the former deputy mayor of labor under Mayor Kenney. “I think we see things through the same lens … how things should be working for working families.”
With just a few days left to make sure we have what it takes to win, we need everyone to chip in now: https://t.co/gnJNkBye6r
— Rich Lazer (@RichLazerPHL) May 11, 2018