Report: Former NAACP Head Ben Jealous To Endorse Bernie Sanders

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February 4, 2016 10:56 a.m.

Ben Jealous, the former president of the NAACP, is preparing to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a Sanders campaign source told CNN.

The endorsement comes as Sanders’ rival, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is counting on the support of minority voters in states like Nevada and South Carolina after Sanders’ strong showing in Iowa this week and expected victory in New Hampshire next week.

Jealous will appear at a Sanders campaign event before next Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, according to the CNN report.

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