Prominent liberal magazine endorses Sanders
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Bernie SandersBernie Sanders2020 Dems slam Trump decision on West Bank settlements Sanders doubles down on Bolivia 'coup,' few follow suit Overnight Health Care: GOP senator says drug price action unlikely this year | House panel weighs ban on flavored e-cigs | New York sues Juul MORE has picked up the support of one of the nation's longest-running political magazines in his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

The Nation, a weekly progressive periodical, on Thursday said it is endorsing Sanders because of his commitments to reducing income inequality, combating climate change and advancing U.S. diplomacy on the world stage.

“In Bernie Sanders, these movements for greater equality and justice have found an ally and a champion,” the magazine's editors wrote.

The endorsement also highlighted Sanders’s stance on campaign finance reform.

"His campaign’s funding reflects this commitment, spurning the support of corporate super-PACS and relying instead on millions of grassroots donors,” the editors wrote.

“Thanks to his campaign’s integrity, Sanders alone has the potential to unite the movements emerging across the country into one loud, irresistible demand for systemic political change,” they added.

The magazine's editors also praised Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton as “far more preferable” than any of the Republican candidates but said she shares common ground with conservatives on several issues, such as welfare reform and foreign policy.

“Her talk of seeking common ground with Republicans and making deals to ‘get things done’ in Washington will not bring the change that is so desperately needed,” the editors wrote.

The Democratic primary endorsement is just the third in the magazine’s 150-year history. It previously supported Jesse Jackson in his 1988 campaign and then-Sen. Barack Obama in 2008.