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Alan Grayson endorses Bernie Sanders

U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson has endorsed Bernie Sanders for president.

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U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson has endorsed Bernie Sanders for president.

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February

Democratic U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, a U.S. Senate candidate who sits on the Hillary Clinton campaign's "Florida Leadership Council," today endorsed Bernie Sanders for president.

Grayson casts himself as the anti-establishment candidate — which is logical because the Democratic establishment sees the populist hedge fund manager as a train wreck — so Sanders is a logical choice.

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Grayson based it on online feedback, and announced his decision in a fundraising email today:

Dear Friend,

Last summer, my 16-year-old daughter asked me whether I felt the Bern. “Did you leave the stove on again?” I asked her.

Now, after listening to We, the People, I feel the Bern.

I hereby endorse Bernie Sanders to be our Democratic nominee for President of the United States. I will vote for him as a Super-delegate at the Democratic National Convention. And I enthusiastically join, shoulder to shoulder, his political revolution.

Join our political revolution by chipping in $27, Bernie’s average contribution, right here and right now >>

Perhaps inspired by the Bernie Sanders message of “Not me. Us.”, for the past several days, I have appealed to Democrats across the nation to tell me for whom I should vote, as a Super-delegate at the Democratic National Convention. The response has been absolutely overwhelming. Almost 400,000 Democrats voted at GraysonPrimary.com. More than the number who voted in the South Carolina primary. More than the number who voted in the New Hampshire primary and the Nevada caucus combined.

The results: Sanders 86%, Clinton 14%. More than just a landslide. An earthquake.....

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[Last modified: Monday, February 29, 2016 1:38pm]

    

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