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Jesse Jackson endorses Bernie Sanders for president

Senator Bernie Sanders announced Sunday that civil rights icon Jesse Jackson is formally endorsing his president campaign.

Jackson was set to appear with Sanders during a campaign stop in Grand Rapids, MI, and planned to mention that Biden had not reached out to him for endorsement and Sanders had.

According to prepared remarks released by the campaign, Jackson chose Sanders after the senator’s campaign offered responses on 13 issues Jackson had raised, including protecting voting rights, increasing funding for HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges & Universities), and committing to putting African Americans on the Supreme Court.

Meantime, on Sunday former Vice President Joe Biden received the endorsement of California senator and former Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris.

The endorsements comes before the next primaries, with six states voting on Tuesday, including Michigan.

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