Marianne Williamson endorses Sanders at Texas rally

Former 2020 candidate and author Marianne WilliamsonMarianne WilliamsonMarianne Williamson touts endorsements for progressive congressional candidates The Hill's 12:30 Report: Warren becomes latest 2020 rival to back Biden The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden looks to stretch lead in Tuesday contests MORE endorsed Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOn The Money: Pessimism grows as coronavirus talks go down to the wire | Jobs report poised to light fire under COVID-19 talks | Tax preparers warn unemployment recipients could owe IRS Senators introduce bill to block Trump armed drone sale measure Sanders offers bill to tax billionaires' wealth gains during pandemic MORE (I-Vt.) for the Democratic nomination on Sunday at his rally in Austin, Texas.

In a surprise appearance at the rally, Williamson told attendees that Sanders's strong performance a day earlier in the Nevada caucuses made it clear that the energy in the 2020 cycle was "unquestionably" with his campaign.

"What happened in Nevada on Saturday was extraordinary, and the energy is unquestionably with Bernie," Williamson said in a statement released through Twitter.

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"I am honored to endorse him," she added.

Her endorsement comes a day after Sanders's dominant victory in the Nevada caucuses. He won more than 40 percent of the overall vote, while his closest competitors failed to break 20 percent. The contest marks the third in a row in which Sanders has won the popular vote.

The Vermont senator has focused his efforts in recent days on Super Tuesday states and South Carolina, where former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says his faith is 'bedrock foundation of my life' after Trump claim Biden clarifies comments comparing African American and Latino communities Kanye West may have missed deadline to get on Wisconsin ballot by minutes: report MORE remains on top in some polling.

Williamson previously appeared at several Democratic debates during the 2020 cycle before dropping out in the days leading up to the Iowa caucuses.