Bernie Sanders-backed lib­er­al group endors­es Bar­bara Lee in Cal­i­for­nia Sen­ate race

Bernie Sanders-backed liberal group endorses Barbara Lee in California Senate race

A lib­er­al non­prof­it polit­i­cal orga­ni­za­tion with strong ties to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I‑VT) has endorsed Rep. Bar­bara Lee (D‑CA) in the 2024 Sen­ate race in Cal­i­for­nia.
Our Rev­o­lu­tion announced its sup­port for Lee dur­ing a vir­tu­al town hall Tues­day evening. She is one of three Democ­rats vying to replace the longest-serv­ing female sen­a­tor, Dianne Fein­stein (D‑CA).
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The nation­al grass­roots group stemmed from Sander­s’s unsuc­cess­ful 2016 pres­i­den­tial cam­paign, work­ing to elect lib­er­al can­di­dates. Sanders, who cam­paigned as a leader of the lib­er­al move­ment, has long said he does­n’t want a super PAC and refused back­ing from bil­lion­aires dur­ing his run for the Demo­c­ra­t­ic pres­i­den­tial nom­i­na­tion in 2016 and 2020.

Rep. Bar­bara Lee (D‑CA).
(AP Photo/J. Scott Apple­white, File)

Our Rev­o­lu­tion was accused of dark-mon­ey spend­ing dur­ing the 2020 cam­paign, with crit­ics point­ing out that because the orga­ni­za­tion is not a super PAC, rather a 501(c)(4), it is allowed to accept large dona­tions with­out dis­clo­sure.
Lee, the for­mer co-chair­woman of the Con­gres­sion­al Pro­gres­sive Cau­cus, has received sup­port from cur­rent mem­bers of the cau­cus, includ­ing Rep. Ro Khan­na (D‑CA), who once teased a future Se …