Vermont’s elected Progressives endorse Sanders for president

June 12, 2015; VTD Staff; Vermont Digger

Elected officials of the party that claims Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., as one of its own made it clear Friday that he is their choice for president in 2016.

The Vermont Progressive Party, whose origins date back to Sanders’ surprise victory 34 years ago in the Burlington mayoral race, endorsed Sanders’ bid for the Democratic nomination Friday in a news release.

Fifteen elected officials who ran on the November ballot as Progressives, including State Auditor Doug Hoffer, the only statewide Progressive officeholder, signaled their support for Sanders.

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