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Sanders campaign rally in GR draws thousands, as Rev. Jesse Jackson endorses Bernie for President

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With Michigan’s Democratic primary just two days away, civil rights icon and lifelong activist Reverend Jesse Jackson officially endorsed Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders for President of the United States on Sunday, as Sanders held a campaign rally in downtown Grand Rapids in front of thousands of supporters at Calder Plaza. Drawing applause from an enthusiastic crowd, Sanders promised to fight for anyone who felt discriminated against if elected President next November. 

“Everything that Jesse Jackson said is what this campaign is about,” Bernie said. “We are going to do everything humanly possible to wipe all forms of discrimination in this country.”

Grand Rapids was Sanders' fourth stop in Michigan since Friday ahead of the state’s primary election this coming Tuesday, where he will face a surging former Vice-President Joe Biden. At stake Tuesday are Michigan's 125 pledged delegates, and the probabilty of earning the Democratic Presidential nomination. 

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