Sanders sends out fundraising pitch for Lucy Flores

I always thought that Lucy Flores' endorsement of Bernie Sanders was more about her congressional race than his presidential aspirations.

And on Wednesday, Sanders showed he is willing to help Flores' candidacy. She leads in many polls based on name recongition but has riased very little money.

Sanders wants to help, mentioning her 2014 EMILY's List endorsement (the group is with Susie Lee this cycle and snubbed Flores) in this small-dollar pitch (she will need a lot of these to make any kind of difference, although every little bit helps):

I need to share a story with you. It will probably anger you, but hopefully it will also inspire you to take action in support of one of the most courageous people I’ve met during this campaign.

Lucy Flores was the first Latina assemblywoman in Nevada and made national news when she became one of the first elected officials to testify about an abortion she had at the age of 16.

During her 2014 campaign one D.C. pro-choice group, EMILY’s List, endorsed her and added that she was an "inspiring community leader." They even kicked off a program to elect more Latinas to Congress in 2016.

But then Lucy Flores endorsed our political revolution before the Nevada caucus, and everything changed. EMILY’s List decided to endorse a different person in Lucy’s House race this time around. So I want to support Lucy like she’s supported us, because we stand together. And I am asking you to join me:


Split a $2.70 contribution between our campaign and Lucy Flores today and send a powerful message that we are going to win this primary AND elect a Congress willing to stand up to the political establishment and billionaire class of this country.


Throughout this campaign, I’ve told you that no candidate for president – not Bernie Sanders, not the greatest president you could possibly imagine – can take on the billionaire class alone.

Lucy Flores is exactly the kind of person I'm going to need in Congress when I am president. And we can help get her there. That’s why your contribution is so important.

In solidarity,

Bernie Sanders