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2016 Sanders surrogate Lucy Flores endorses Warren

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Former Nevada Assemblywoman Lucy Flores (D), a surrogate for Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) 2016 campaign, on Tuesday endorsed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (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.

{mosads}“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-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (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 Biden 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.

 

Tags Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Bernie Sanders Elizabeth Warren Ilhan Omar Joe Biden Rashida Tlaib

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