Monday, February 29, 2016

Alan Grayson endorses Bernie Sanders

Posted By on Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 1:22 PM

  • Photo via Alan Grayson for U.S. Senate campaign
U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson announced Monday that he #FeelsTheBern, and despite being on Hillary Clinton's "Florida Leadership Council," the U.S. Senate candidate says he's endorsing presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. 

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

Grayson asked voters to help him decide which of the Democratic candidates to support, and according to a press release from his campaign, more than 376,000 Democrats voted in his online poll. The poll showed Sanders beating Clinton 86-14. 

“I’ve devoted my political life to bringing the virtues of justice, equality, and peace to as many people as possible, and Bernie’s presidential campaign has drawn millions of people into a movement that’s grounded in those same shared ideals,” Grayson says in a statement. “Bernie has defied The Establishment and monied classes who control our rigged political system. That’s why millions of people see that the only way to break this oligarchy is to put Bernie Sanders in the White House. He can bring about the revolutionary change that will reverse income inequality, provide healthcare for all, open the door to debt-free college and protect our environment.”

Grayson is running against U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Jupiter, for the Democratic nomination in the Senate race. Earlier this month, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid asked Grayson to drop out of the race after The New York Times released a lengthy investigation about how his work as a hedge fund manager interfered with his congressional duties. 

While some might think this would put him in direct conflict with Sanders' message regarding financial corruption, the Vermont senator's campaign does not seem to agree. 

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