BOOM: Sen. Bernie Sanders Endorses Tom Perriello for Governor of Virginia

BOOM: Sen. Bernie Sanders Endorses Tom Perriello for Governor of Virginia

1650
1
SHARE

In a shocking development, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has endorsed former Congressman Tom Perriello for Governor of Virginia.

The primary is on June 13th and that Sanders is not supporting Virginia’s current Lt. Governor Ralph Northam.

Sanders Endorses Perriello for Governor of Virginia

WASHINGTON – Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement Tuesday endorsing Tom Perriello for governor of Virginia:

“We need to elect progressives at every level of government if we are going to beat back the dangerous agenda of the Trump administration and its Republican allies. Now more than ever we need people in elected office who will fight for middle-income and working families. That’s why I am so pleased today to endorse Tom Perriello for governor of Virginia.

“Tom is committed to fighting the rigged economy and income inequality. He was the first major statewide candidate in Virginia to run on a $15 minimum wage and the first to say two years of community college should be tuition-free. He is standing up to fossil fuel corporations and special interests in opposing two fracked gas pipelines that would cut across Virginia. He thrust criminal justice reform and ending our school-to-prison pipeline to the forefront of the race.

“At a time when the Trump administration and congressional Republicans are fighting to destroy the Affordable Care Act, Tom is one who fought hard for its passage when he was a member of Congress. He is a committed progressive who will stand up for working families in Richmond.”

SHARE
Previous articleTea Party House Republicans Still Fighting to Kill Essential Health Benefits
Next articleMilk River PAC Focus on Black Female Political Empowerment
Lauren Victoria Burke
Twitter: @LVBurke / Lauren Victoria Burke is an independent journalist who analyses politics and justice reform. She created Crewof42.com, a blog that covers the work of African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke has also been a staffer for the Senate Democratic Policy Committee and Director of Communications for Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN). She has had a very diverse career in politics and media and appears weekly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin. She has also appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews, Politics Nation with Al Sharpton and Up with Steve Kornacki on MSNBC. She is also a contributing writer for NBCNews.com and TheRoot.com Ms. Burke was born in the Bronx, New York and grew up on Long Island. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. E-mail: LBurke007@gmail.com. Instagram: LVB325.

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY