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Today, West Virginia State Senate candidate David Manthos endorsed Bernie Sanders for President, citing the Vermont senator’s life-long commitment to public service and tireless fight against poverty and injustice.
“The enormous challenges facing West Virginia will not be solved by one individual or by one grand piece of legislation, but by a continual pursuit of the greater good and least harm for the citizens of West Virginia and the United States,” said Manthos. “Senator Sanders has fought relentlessly for his ideals, but at the same time has a remarkable record of passing meaningful legislation through bipartisan cooperation.”
Noting Sanders’ years of service to the rural state of Vermont, opposition to the Iraq War in spite of immense pressure, leadership as chair of the Senate Veterans Committee and chief negotiator of the 2015 Veteran’s CHOICE Act, and his history of activism for labor and racial equality, Manthos said Sanders should be West Virginia’s first choice for the White House.
“While I have no doubt that Secretary Clinton would be a far better executive than any of the Republican front-runners, West Virginia deserves a President with a consistent track record of achieving results fighting on behalf of the poor and downtrodden,” said Manthos.
David Manthos is seeking the Democratic nomination for the West Virginia State Senate in the 16th District, running on a platform of broadband expansion, expanding community health resources, supporting local agriculture and food, campaign finance reform, and community service. “Like Senator Sanders,” Manthos concluded, “I will take on the corporate oligarchy and monied interests which hold back our state, and return our citizens and communities to their rightful place as the only special interests of the West Virginia Legislature.”
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