Georgian African American politician, from Clinton to Sanders supporter

This video from the USA says about itself:

16 February 2016

With the race tightening in South Carolina and Atlanta is Berning! #2 Georgia state Senator Vincent Fort talks to Larry and Eugene. Will the generational gap show up in SC like Iowa and New Hampshire?

By Christina Wilkie, National Reporter, The Huffington Post in the USA:

Key Georgia Democrat Switches From Clinton To Sanders

State Sen. Vincent Fort could help mobilize minority voters.

02/16/2016 02:18 pm ET | Updated 12 hours ago

The second most powerful Democrat in the Georgia State Senate on Tuesday switched his endorsement from Hillary Clinton to Bernie Sanders. The announcement from Sen. Vincent Fort came as Sanders worked to shore up his support among minority voters in the South, a voting bloc among which Clinton holds an electoral advantage over the Vermont senator.

“After months of looking at Bernie’s record and studying his positions on healthcare, Wall Street, predatory lending and the minimum wage, I came to the conclusion that Bernie’s position on the issues that affect my constituents in Georgia the most conform most closely to my positions,” Fort told the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

The African American lawmaker, who represents Fulton County and parts of Atlanta, said that Sanders is “speaking to the issues that are the most critical” to his constituents. “He’s going to do well here,” Fort added. “As people study and listen to him, I think there’s going to be movement toward his campaign.”

Sanders and Clinton will face off on March 1 in Georgia’s Democratic primary. …

The endorsement was made just hours before Sanders is scheduled to hold a rally Tuesday night at Morehouse College, one of the nation’s most distinguished and historically black colleges.

15 thoughts on “Georgian African American politician, from Clinton to Sanders supporter

  1. When we started our campaign, we were down 37 points in Nevada. We had no money and no organization. No one gave us a chance. It was supposed to be part of the “Clinton Firewall” in case we did well in Iowa and New Hampshire (which we did).

    Now, look at this — what could be the final public poll before Saturday’s Nevada caucus.

    CNN – Nevada Caucus (February 17, 2016)
    Clinton: 48%
    Sanders: 47%

    It’s SO CLOSE. And if we win in Nevada, we have a chance to create a real domino effect that swings a number of Super Tuesday states in our favor. We can all see the path to victory — let’s bring it home:

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    In solidarity,

    Jeff Weaver
    Campaign Manager
    Bernie 2016


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