Oregon’s US Senator Jeff Merkley became the first US senator to endorse Bernie Sanders in an op-ed published today in the New York Times. Check out Merkley’s endorsement by clicking on the following link.
In his endorsement, Merkley wrote about his middle class roots, and how after forty years of income being redistributed from the 99 to the 1 percent by legislation passed by Republican and Democrats alike, especially Wall Street Senator Ron Wyden, and other Wall Street Senators, such as Orrin Hatch, Mitch McConnell and Hillary Clinton, things had become “gloomier” for the middle class.
In addition, The Transport Workers Union Local 100, representing 42,000 workers in the New York region, backed Sanders as he struggled to dent Clinton’s lead in a state each has called home.
Slowly, Clinton’s lead in New York has been narrowing.