Ex-Warren staffers endorse Sanders

Ex-Warren staffers endorse Sanders
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Fifty former staffers for Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenDemocratic senators ask Pompeo to provide coronavirus aid to Palestinian territories Seth Meyers returning to late-night TV with 'hybrid episodes' Biden tops Trump by 9 points in Fox News poll MORE’s (D-Mass.) presidential campaign endorsed Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTop Democratic super PACs team up to boost Biden Poll: Biden leads Sanders by 22 points GE employees urge company to use laid-off workers to make ventilators MORE's (I-Vt.) White House bid in an open letter on Tuesday, calling him “the best option for Warren Democrats right now.”

“We, the undersigned former employees and fellows of Warren for President, are ready to get back in the fight for a just and progressive future. We know that we need a bold, ambitious policy agenda for working families, marginalized communities, and our planet,” said the signers, led by regional organizing director Alicia Nichols-Gonzalez and field organizer Michael Barth.

“We know that we won’t beat Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpCuomo grilled by brother about running for president: 'No. no' Maxine Waters unleashes over Trump COVID-19 response: 'Stop congratulating yourself! You're a failure' Meadows resigns from Congress, heads to White House MORE by simply talking about a return to business as usual. We hold these values close to our hearts because we’ve spent months talking about them with community members and volunteers in the field on behalf of Elizabeth Warren,” they added.

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“That’s why the best option for Warren Democrats right now is to support Bernie Sanders for President, in addition to fighting for Democratic victories across the board in Senate, House, and local races,” the letter said.

The signers describe their goals as consolidating those prepared to transition from supporting Warren to supporting Sanders and building "a community to facilitate the transition" as well as reaching out to other former Warren backers who are not yet prepared to support Sanders.

The letter follows endorsements by two groups with ties to Warren on Monday, the Working Families Party, which previously endorsed the Massachusetts senator, and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, which had called on Michigan voters to strategically vote for Sanders in the state’s Tuesday primary.

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenCuomo grilled by brother about running for president: 'No. no' Top Democratic super PACs team up to boost Biden The Hill's Campaign Report: Trump, Biden spar over coronavirus response MORE, however, captured Michigan as well as at least Mississippi and Missouri in Tuesday's contests. Biden has considerable momentum following his victories on Super Tuesday and is building a delegate lead it looks increasingly unlikely that Sanders will be able to overcome.