U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) endorsed Chicago mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia Monday. Sanders is also planning to come to Chicago Thursday to formally endorse 10th Ward candidate Susan Sadlowski Garza.
"I am going to Chicago to support Chuy Garcia and 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 release announcing the endorsement.
Sanders will attend a rally on the South Side Thursday to announce his endorsement of Garza, who is running against incumbent alderman John Pope.
"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. And that is what the campaigns of Chuy and Susan are all about," the senator added.
Read more about the 10th Ward race here and here.