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Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner endorses Warren

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Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, known for his progressive politics and efforts to reform local law enforcement, endorsed Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) presidential bid on Wednesday, furthering the rift within the progressive wing of the Democratic Party.

Krasner in his endorsement of Warren on Twitter called her a “relentless” advocate for economic and criminal justice.

{mosads}”#ElizabethWarren is principled, she is for the people, and she is unrelenting. She backs down for no one and that’s exactly what we need in the White House. Her message about economic justice connects so easily to criminal justice reform,” Krasner tweeted alongside an endorsement video.

“I think your actions your whole life have shown your dedication to economic justice,” Krasner tells Warren in the video. “And like I said, that is what I do.”

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), another 2020 candidate, has scooped up several high-profile endorsements from progressive anti-establishment figures such as Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) in recent weeks and has battled Warren for second place in the Democratic primary field.

The two still trail Joe Biden in most national polling, though the former vice president has seen his lead in decrease in surveys nationally and in early primary states in recent weeks.

Warren released a plan for criminal justice reform earlier this year that calls for decriminalization of school truancy nationwide as well as the repeal of a 1994 crime bill authored by Biden.

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