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Bernie Sanders endorses Jackson mayor ahead of city elections

U.S. Senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has endorsed Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba just over a week before the city’s elections.

“I’m proud to endorse (Lumumba) for reelection because he is a consistent fighter for the working families of Jackson, Mississippi,” Sanders said Monday on his Twitter page. “As mayor, he has been a strong advocate for justice, progress and equity.”
candidate Bernie Sanders has endorsed Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba just over a week before the city’s elections.

“I’m proud to endorse (Lumumba) for reelection because he is a consistent fighter for the working families of Jackson, Mississippi,” Sanders said Monday on his Twitter page. “As mayor, he has been a strong advocate for justice, progress and equity.”

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba, left, listens as U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., answers a question during a town hall meeting examining economic justice 50 years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in Jackson, Miss.
The public support from Sanders — while significant — comes as little surprise given the close relationship the two Democrats have had over the years.

It follows Lumumba’s endorsement of Sanders in the runup to the presidential nomination for the Democratic Party last year.

Lumumba, who is seeking a second term, will square off against two candidates, Patty Patterson, a longtime community activist and organizer, and Ken Wilson, a former Jackson firefighter, in the Democratic Primary on April 6.

If Lumumba gets over 50% of the vote in that race, he’ll go onto the general election on June 8. The incumbent mayor would then square off against the winner of the Republican Primary, Jason Wells or Ponto Downing.

polarbear4

wonder why he has a “longtime community activist and organizer” challenging…

Benny

That’s the voice of the reporter.

polarbear4

probably a member of McResistance.

polarbear4

Benny

NYCVG

omg worser and worser

orlbucfan

That PR tactic is getting kinda old.