Sen. Bernie Sanders gives Democrat Abdul El-Sayed a wholehearted endorsment for governor of Michigan in the Aug. 7 primary.
“Under Abdul’s leadership, Michigan can help lead the nation in guaranteeing health care for all through a Medicare for All single-payer type system; tuition-free public colleges and universities; a minimum wage of $15 per hour; and strong environmental protections,” Sanders says in a statement, according to The Washington Post.
How much impact the endorsement has is unclear. El-Sayed trails far behind front-runner Gretchen Whitmer in the polls for the primary.
Sanders upset Hillary Clinton in this state’s March 2016 presidential primary, edging her out with 49.8 percent of the vote compared to Clinton’s 48.3 percent.