(LEX 18) — U.S. Senate hopeful Charles Booker of Louisville has endorsed Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Booker made the announcement ahead of Super Tuesday, when several states hold primary elections. Booker said Sanders, a self-described Democratic Socialist from Vermont, is the candidate with the best ideas and chance of beating President Donald Trump in November. Sanders has enjoyed front-runner status but is facing a strong challenge from former Vice President Joe Biden.
Booker launched a long-shot bid to win the Democratic nomination to face Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell but trails in money and polling against Amy McGrath, a retired Marine lieutenant colonel and fighter pilot.
Booker, currently a state representative from Louisville, said he is joining Sanders' "bold populist movement."