October 30, 2020
Senator Bernie Sanders endorses Sarah Iannarone for Mayor
Late Thursday, Senator Bernie Sanders updated his list of endorsements of “progressive, down-ballot candidates” to include Sarah Iannarone for Portland Mayor.
His statement reads, in part:
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. These races are incredibly important — that’s why I am endorsing progressive, down-ballot candidates across the country. If you can, I hope you’ll cast your ballot for them when you vote.
In a statement, Sarah Iannarone responded to the endorsement:
Thank you, Senator Sanders. Bernie sees a progressive running to challenge the status quo, and he wants to help. I am proud to receive his endorsement. I’m excited to work on behalf of the 99% to hold big corporations accountable and to fight for health care for all Portlanders and everyone across the country.