Sanders endorses Minn., Ohio reps
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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersDems ponder gender politics of 2020 nominee 2020 Dem contenders travel to key primary states After Florida school shooting, vows for change but no clear path forward MORE threw his support behind two Democratic lawmakers' reelection campaigns Saturday in hopes of spreading his "political revolution" throughout Congress. 

In an email to supporters, Sanders endorsed Reps. Rick Nolan (Minn.) and Marcy Kaptur (Ohio).

He described Kaptur as "a leading voice to adopt fair trade policies which not only raise wages in this country, but lift living standards throughout the world. She has been fighting for a fair trade policy from the day she came to Congress." 

The House Progressive Caucus member will face Republican primary winner Donald Larson for Ohio's 9th District. 

Sanders praised Nolan, who endorsed him as a Minnesota superdelegate in April, for sticking by progressive ideas in the face of a tough race. Nolan will go head-to-head again this year against Republican Stewart Mills, whom he defeated in 2014 by less than 2 points. 

"I know that if you stand with them, as we have stood together throughout this campaign, we are almost certainly going to transform the Democratic Party, and we are going to transform this country," Sanders wrote.