Ahead of Saturday's Democratic debate, Bernie Sanders has rolled out two very important endorsements.
The first comes from the National Postal Workers' Union. Via Raw Story:
“Politics as usual has not worked. It’s time for a political revolution,” said Mark Dimondstein, president of the postal workers union. Dimondstein called Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, “a true champion” of workers.
The second endorsement comes from Ohio Democrat Nina Turner, who was an early champion of the Ready for Hillary PAC and had been expected to endorse Hillary Clinton.
"I'm very attracted by his message and his style and that he has held pretty much strong on his beliefs and the world is catching up with him," Turner said. She added that Sanders' positions on voting rights and wage increases have stood out to her.
Turner spoke to cleveland.com by telephone before flying to Iowa, where she will attend Saturday night's Democratic debate featuring Clinton, Sanders and Martin O'Malley.
She also will introduce Sanders at his Monday night rally at Cleveland State University's Wolstein Center. The independent Vermont senator, who describes himself as a democratic socialist, has emerged as Clinton's strongest Democratic primary rival.
"We are extremely, extremely humbled by the support of Sen. Nina Turner," said Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver. "She is nationally known as a voice for voting rights, for workers' rights and for marginalized people. The support of someone with that record of standing up for middle-income and working people is tremendously important."