U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan on Saturday declared that he will support Bernie Sanders for president at the Democratic National Convention in July in Philadelphia. It also makes him the third member of Minnesota’s congressional delegation along with Congressmen Keith Ellison and Collin Peterson who’ll support the Vermont Senator’s presidential campaign.
Apparently there is No other state that has more than one Democratic congressman in the Sanders presidential camp. Sanders won Minnesota’s contest with 61 percent of the DFL vote, which is one of numerous reasons for his endorsement to his campaign.
“The Democratic Party is fortunate to have two qualified presidential candidates, both of whom offer substantive solutions to the problems facing Americans,” Nolan said in a statement. “
I’ve considered a number of factors in making this decision, including the will of Minnesota caucus attendees, specifically those in the 8th Congressional District. Bernie’s message and his authenticity appeals to voters here, and it appeals to me. I’ll be proud to cast my vote for him in Philadelphia this summer.”
Nolan is a “superdelegate” — a representative who is free to support either candidate, Sanders or Clinton, at the convention. He is not bounded by the results of a caucus to back his support.
Nolan has now joined a list of 38 superdelegates in Sander’s Camp whereas her Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton has 469 listed in her camp backing her.