Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders arrived in Chicago Thursday to announce his endorsement for Jesus “Chuy” García in the upcoming mayoral runoff election.
Sen. Sanders, who is scheduled to campaign with Garcia at a rally Thursday evening on the city’s South Side, will also be giving his support to 10th Ward City Council candidate Susan Sadlowski Garza.
“I support them because we need a political revolution in this country and we need the kind of working-class coalitions that Chuy and Susan are pulling together.” Sanders said in a statement.
The endorsement for Garcia comes in at the final hour, with only days to go until voters head to the polls to decide between him and incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel on April 7.
“At a time when the wealthiest people and largest corporations are becoming richer while virtually everyone else is becoming poorer, working-class people have got to fight back,” the senator added. “And that is what the campaigns of Chuy and Susan are all about.”