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Fri Jun 17, 2016, 01:44 AM

Congressman Raśl Grijalva Jumps Ship, Endorses Hillary Clinton for President [View all]

Arizona's most liberal Congressman, Rep. Raśl Grijalva, is now endorsing Hillary Clinton for president.

Grijalva made headlines this past October when he became the first national politician to endorse Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, and since then, the Tucson Congressman has been a vocal supporter and surrogate for his candidate: going to rallies and speaking engagements, penning op-eds, giving media interviews.

But with Clinton having all but secured the Democratic nomination, Grijalva announced in a written statement this morning that it was time for the party to unify behind her in order to defeat Donald Trump.

"For all of us who supported Bernie from the beginning, whether we considered ourselves progressives or independents or just Americans tired of being on the outside looking in, the most important thing now is to beat Donald Trump in November," Grijalva wrote. "To use a word that's been thrown around a lot lately, now is the time to unify."

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/congressman-ra-l-grijalva-jumps-ship-endorses-hillary-clinton-for-president-8382061

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