MoveOn is endorsing Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders: GOP blocked 'Trump proposal' to lower drug prices Pentagon's suppressed waste report only tip of the inefficient machine Weather Channel strikes back at Breitbart MORE for president after the liberal challenger to Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonFederal, state courts at odds on Michigan recount Denzel Washington blasts media for selling 'BS' Trump opening act questions Clinton's popular vote lead MORE won 78 percent of votes cast by its membership.
Ilya Sheyman, MoveOn Political Action's executive director, lauded Sanders for his run-away win and promised to help turn out voters in the early states of Iowa and New Hampshire, where the group has 43,000 members and 30,000 members respectively.
“We will mobilize aggressively to add our collective people power to the growing movement behind the Sanders campaign, starting with a focus on voter turnout in Iowa and New Hampshire.”
Clinton won a paltry 14.6 percent of the 340,665 votes cast by members of the liberal group, which nearly a decade ago opposed Clinton’s record on the Iraq war.
MoveOn had started the presidential cycle trying to goad Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) into a presidential bid with its "Run Warren Run" campaign but ultimately abandoned that effort after she repeatedly declined to mount a bid.
Sheyman called MoveOn's endorsement "a natural progression from the Run Warren Run campaign," more proof of Sanders's popularity with the party's progressive base.