Former secretary of labor endorses Sanders

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Robert Reich, who worked in the Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter administrations and was Secretary of Labor under Bill ClintonBill ClintonPriebus: 'You have to look at people's actions' Plouffe: There are 'legitimate questions' about the Clinton Foundation Seven ways the Clinton Foundation failed to meet its transparency promises MORE, endorsed Bernie SandersBernie SandersClinton staffers using 'Snowden-approved' app to hide Trump-related convos Wasserman Schultz goes down to wire against primary challenger Wasserman Schultz dodges question about DNC emails MORE on Twitter Friday evening. 

The economist and author has written in support of Sanders and his economic plans, calling Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonWeiner sent lewd image with son in background: report Trump tweets: Both candidates ‘should release detailed medical records’ Trump marks anniversary of March on Washington MORE's proposals too modest, but previously stopped short of officially endorsing Sanders. 

In a statement posted to Facebook, Reich wrote: "I have the deepest respect and admiration for Hillary Clinton, and if she wins the Democratic primary I’ll work my heart out to help her become president. But I believe Bernie Sanders is the agent of change this nation so desperately needs."

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