Bernie Sanders Announces Endorsements for Local Races

The progressive senator dropped all his down-ballot picks, including in L.A. City Council and DA races

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has released endorsements in dozens of down-ballot races–including several closely-watched races in the Los Angeles area.

In a Medium post titled “Building and Strengthening Our Movement Around the Country,” Sanders backed Nithya Raman for L.A. City Council, Fatima Iqbal-Zubair for State Assembly, and George Gascón for District Attorney, among other picks.

“Yes, we all must do everything we can to defeat Donald Trump who is a threat to the very future of our democracy. But it’s not just the White House or seats in the U.S. Congress that are up for grabs in this election,” Sanders wrote in the post. “In every corner of the country, strong progressives are running at the state and local level to represent our movement and lead the fight to transform this country.”

Bernie Sanders Down-Ballot Endorsements for Southern California:

  • Abigail Medina for State Senate, District 23 (Inland Empire)
  • Ash Kalra for State Assembly, District 27 (Western Los Angeles County, Ventura County)
  • Reggie Jones-Sawyer for State Assembly, District 59 (South Los Angeles)
  • Fatima Iqbal-Zubair for State Assembly, District 64 (South Los Angeles, South Bay, Long Beach)
  • Nithya Raman for City Council, Los Angeles
  • Suely Saro for City Council, Long Beach
  • Tunua Thrash-Ntuk for City Council, Long Beach
  • Holly Mitchell for Board of Supervisors, Los Angeles County
  • George Gascón for District Attorney, Los Angeles County

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