Bernie Sanders endorses two Long Beach candidates

Former presidential candidate and current US Senator (I-VT) Bernie Sanders has endorsed several candidates running for local office in California, including two candidates competing for seats on the Long Beach City Council, Sanders announced Friday.

Why it matters:

Sanders won the 2020 California Primary seven months ago, and the Vermont senator still holds strong popularity among younger voters and Latinos.

  • According to a CNN exit poll conducted after the California primary, Sanders won 51 percent of the Latino vote and dominated voters between 18 to 29 with 68 percent and 30 to 44-year-olds with 59 percent.

What he's saying:

US Senator Bernie Sanders: “Our campaign was never about one election or one candidate,” Sanders said. “The only way our movement can continue is if we work together to elect great, progressive candidates at every level of government, in every state in this country. I am proud to endorse these excellent leaders who will make a difference in the lives of Californians. Together we will create a California and a nation based on social justice, racial justice, economic justice, and environmental justice for all.”

Sanders’ endorsements include:

  • Kansen Chu for Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, District 3

  • Abigail Medina for State Senate, District 23

  • Alex Lee for State Assembly, District 25

  • Ash Kalra for State Assembly, District 27

  • Reggie Jones-Sawyer for State Assembly, District 59

  • Fatima Iqbal-Zubair for State Assembly, District 64

  • Lacei Amodei for City Council, Hayward

  • Nestor Castillo for City Council, Hayward

  • Elisha Crader for City Council, Hayward

  • Cheryl Davila for City Council, Berkeley

  • Carroll Fife for City Council, Oakland

  • Nithya Raman for City Council, Los Angeles

  • Suely Saro for City Council, Long Beach

  • Tunua Thrash-Ntuk for City Council, Long Beach

  • Cari Templeton for City Council, Palo Alto

  • Jovanka Beckles for AC Transit Board of Directors, Ward 1

  • Holly Mitchell for Board of Supervisors, Los Angeles County

  • Al Clark for Vice-Mayor, Carpinteria

  • George Gascón for District Attorney, Los Angeles County 

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