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Bernie Sanders Scores Big Congressional Endorsements Early

National VFB (Tuesday, Feb. 19) — Senator Patrick Leahy has announced his support for Bernie Sanders for President.

“We have a strong field of candidates, and Bernie’s entry makes the field even stronger,” Leahy said Tuesday. “Bernie & I had a great talk today. I’m proud to support my fellow Vermonter, a proven leader with a strong message.”

Leahy’s endorsement is noteworthy, given his support in 2016 for Hillary Clinton. This time, he says, things are different.

Beyond Leahy, Vermont’s congressional delegation is fully backing Sanders for President. In a statement Tuesday morning, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) called his colleague “a welcome voice in this campaign.”

“He has a proven, powerful and compelling message of economic fairness and environmental justice that will resonate across America,” Welch said. “I will support my friend and fellow Vermonter for president in 2020.”

One thing is for certain: 2020 is already shaping up to be a different kind of election.

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