2016 Sanders surrogate Lucy Flores endorses Warren

2016 Sanders surrogate Lucy Flores endorses Warren
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Former Nevada Assemblywoman Lucy Flores (D), a surrogate for Sen. 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’s (I-Vt.) 2016 campaign, on Tuesday endorsed Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann Warren2020 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 (D-Mass.) for president in a Medium post.

“Like most Americans, I’ve been listening and watching. And what I see are candidates who are all trying to figure out ways to break through the crowd. One candidate finally did by doing what comes instinctively to so many working people — Elizabeth Warren put her head down and did the work,” Flores wrote.

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“She listens before she speaks. She is willing to admit when she’s wrong and make swift and necessary changes. She speaks her truths instead of poll-tested talking points,” Flores added.

The endorsement comes shortly after several high-profile endorsements of Sanders by young, progressive women of color, including Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezSanders doubles down on Bolivia 'coup,' few follow suit Hillicon Valley: Progressives oppose funding bill over surveillance authority | Senators call for 5G security coordinator | Facebook gets questions over location tracking | Louisiana hit by ransomware attack Overnight Energy: Mark Ruffalo pushes Congress on 'forever chemicals' | Lawmakers spar over actor's testimony | House Dems unveil renewable energy tax plan | Funding for conservation program passes Senate hurdle MORE (D-N.Y.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarHillicon Valley: Progressives oppose funding bill over surveillance authority | Senators call for 5G security coordinator | Facebook gets questions over location tracking | Louisiana hit by ransomware attack Progressives oppose spending stopgap measure over surveillance authority extension Omar asks court to apply 'system of compassion' in sentencing man convicted of threatening her MORE (D-Minn.) and Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibHillicon Valley: Progressives oppose funding bill over surveillance authority | Senators call for 5G security coordinator | Facebook gets questions over location tracking | Louisiana hit by ransomware attack Progressives oppose spending stopgap measure over surveillance authority extension Ayanna Pressley introduces extensive criminal justice reform resolution MORE (D-Mich.).

Despite the endorsements, Flores is the latest of several 2016 Sanders backers to throw her support in 2020 behind Warren, with others including Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Johnson County, Iowa, Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman Rod Sullivan, a key endorsement for Sanders in his 2016 campaign.

Flores made national news in the primary earlier this year when she accused former Vice President Joe BidenJoe Biden2020 Dems slam Trump decision on West Bank settlements Trump calls latest impeachment hearings 'a great day for Republicans' 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 of inappropriate touching, saying he sniffed her hair and kissed the back of her head without permission at a campaign event in 2014.

Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, speculated without evidence at the time that the Sanders campaign put Flores up to coming forward with the accusation, which both Flores and the campaign denied.