Bernie Sanders provided endorsements to two 2018 canddudates on Friday:
vDemocratic congressional candidate Jess King secured a high-profile endorsement Friday from U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders.
“I am proud to endorse Jess King for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 11th Congressional District,” Sanders, an Independent from Vermont, said in a statement. “Too often, working people in South Central Pennsylvania have been left behind by the political establishment. Jess King’s vision of an America that works for all of us, not just the wealthy and well-connected, is what we need to take back the House of Representatives and the Senate this November.”
Sanders went on to laud King’s support for a Medicare-for-all health care system, regulations on Wall Street, small businesses and breaking up “corporate monopolies” — all frequent talking points during Sanders’ 2016 presidential run as a Democrat.
— Jess King (@jessforcongress) April 27, 2018
State Rep. Joe Salazar won a key endorsement Friday in the Colorado attorney general’s race, announcing backing from former presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders.
“Now more than ever we need officials who will stand up for working families and the public interest against wealthy and powerful special interests,” Sanders, an independent from Vermont, said in a statement. “Joe’s record of progressive achievements in the legislature show that’s the kind of attorney general he will be.”
Salazar was Sanders’ highest-ranking supporter in Colorado during the 2016 presidential election cycle and is running a Sanders-esque campaign to become the state’s top law enforcement official.
Salazar, of Thornton, ihttps://twitter.com/Joe4COAG/status/989945357030207488s battling former University of Colorado law school dean Phil Weiser in the Democratic primary.
Weiser, also a former Obama administration official, is a favorite of Colorado’s insider Democrats.
HUGE NEWS! @SenSanders officially endorses my campaign for Attorney General! He knows that my progressive leadership is what we need in the Attorney General's office. Thank u Bernie for joining our movement. Please stand with Bernie & stand with me against big special interests! pic.twitter.com/5qgyrGLl56
— Joe Salazar (@COChicanoJoe) April 27, 2018