Top liberal magazine The Nation made its third presidential endorsement in its history: Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.
Sanders’ campaign has recently seen record fundraising hauls, as well as a major endorsement from advocacy organization MoveOn.
“Bernie Sanders and his supporters are bending the arc of history toward justice,” the magazine’s editors wrote in an editorial published Jan. 14, praising Sanders for his stance on education, health care and foreign policy.
“Theirs is an insurgency, a possibility, and a dream that we proudly endorse.”
In their editorial, The Nation editors wrote that Sanders’ political revolution is “not only possible but necessary,” though the magazine acknowledged his campaign lacks support from minorities and faces a tough fight against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
“Voters can trust Sanders because he doesn’t owe his political career to the financial overlords of the status quo. Freed from these chains of special interest, he can take the bold measures that the country needs,” the editorial read.
Before Sanders, The Nation previously endorsed President Barack Obama in 2008 and the Reverend Jesse Jackson in 1988.
“We do so now impelled by the awareness that our rigged system works for the few and not for the many,” the endorsement read.
“Americans are waking up to this reality, and they are demanding change. This understanding animates both the Republican and Democratic primaries, though it has taken those two contests in fundamentally different directions.”