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Celebrities, Activists React to Bernie Sanders Suspending His Political Campaign

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Kid Cudi, El-P, and others expressed their gratitude.

On Wednesday afternoon, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders announced he’d suspend his presidential campaign. After winning Nevada, New Hampshire, and tying for first place in Iowa, Sanders decided to call his campaign off.

“Today I am suspending my campaign,” he tweeted. “But while the campaign ends, the struggle for justice continues on.” Sanders also shared a video thanking supporters for a groundbreaking grassroots campaign.

In recent weeks, Sanders had redirected donations to his campaign to coronavirus relief. Additionally, he called for the Democratic National Convention to call off upcoming primaries in the midst of the pandemic.  In just two days in late March, Sanders announced his campaign had raised over $2 million. Proceeds went to organizations like No Kid Hungry, One Fair Wage Emergency Fund, Meals on Wheels, and the National Domestic Workers Alliance.

READ: Bernie Sanders Drops Out of 2020 Presidential Race, Joe Biden Claims Stake as Democratic Frontrunner

“Thank you for everything,” El-P of Run the Jewels tweeted. “We know you’ll continue to fight for us.” Fellow RTJ member Killer Mike has endorsed Sanders for the past two general elections.

“Thank you Bernie,” United States representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “For doing your best to fight for all of us, from the beginning, for your entire life. Thank you for fighting hard, lonely fights in true devotion to a people’s movement in the United States.”

READ: Bernie Sanders Releases Obama Campaign Ad Amid Losing Southern Black Vote to Joe Biden

As of now, Joe Biden looks to be the eventual Democratic nominee. Stay tuned for further updates.

Torry Threadcraft

Torry Threadcraft is a contributing writer at Okayplayer where he covers music, sports, and culture. You can find his daily ramblings and culinary takes at @dreadcraft.

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