Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., is the first Jewish member of Congress to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in his presidential bid.
Grayson, who is running his own anti-establishment bid for the Democratic nomination for senator in Florida, becomes one of just five Democrats endorsing Sanders, who also is Jewish. Another is Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., the first Muslim elected to Congress.
“Bernie Sanders and I share a goal of building a grassroots movement of people who want to take back our country from the billionaires and the multinational corporations,” Grayson said in a statement quoted Feb. 29 by Roll Call. “We want to make elections into something different: Not the lesser of two evils, but the greater good.”
Hundreds of lawmakers have endorsed Sanders’ rival for the Democratic presidential nod, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
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