Working Families Party Ditches Bernie For Warren

Politico reports:

The Working Families Party endorsed Elizabeth Warren for president on Monday — delivering both a victory for the Massachusetts senator and blow to her liberal rival, Bernie Sanders.

“Senator Warren strikes fear into the hearts of the robber barons who rigged the system, and offers hope to millions of working people who have been shut out of our democracy and economy,” Maurice Mitchell, the national party director, said in a statement.

Warren trounced Sanders in a vote of Working Family Party members, garnering 61 percent of the vote compared to Sanders’ 36 percent. Sanders in 2015 won the first-ever presidential endorsement of the Working Families Party, a labor-aligned third party with deep roots to his home town of New York.