January 2, 2016

Bernie Sanders has received some key endorsements during the holiday week, as Thom Hartmann discusses above.

Via International Business Times:

Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., recently received endorsements from a Democratic National Committee superdelegate and two New York state senators.

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont gained momentum in his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination this week, announcing endorsements in Nevada and New York. New York State Sens. Bill Perkins and James Sanders Jr. (no relation), who represent parts of Harlem and Queens, backed Sanders Wednesday — a valuable local endorsement for Sanders' campaign against front-runner Hillary Clinton, the New York Daily News reported.

“The truth is that if you aren’t wealthy, in our current political system your problems just don’t matter,” Perkins said. “Bernie Sanders is calling for a political revolution and that’s what it will take to transform our nation into one where we all matter.”

The news came two days after Sanders revealed he had scored the support of Erin Bilbray, the daughter of former Rep. James Bilbray, D-Nev. Erin Bilbray is a superdelegate to the Democratic National Committee, which means she can vote for whomever she wants at the convention come July, U.S. News and World Report reported.

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