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Many are expressing concern about Hillary Clinton's endorsement of Andrew Gillum's campaign for governor of Florida — not to mention Bloomberg and DWS.
I have also heard concerns that centrists who prevail in Democratic primaries always expect progressives to actively support them in the general election but the centrists don't vigorously back prevailing progressives.
These two sentiments seem to be in direct conflict.
All of you know I have policy differences with Secretary Clinton. Bloomberg and I are not even in the same universe. And DWS? I'm pretty sure she still considers me an "ass" and "particularly scummy."
Andrew Gillum is in a historic fight in Florida after winning a hard-fought primary. As he has pointed out, people endorse his candidacy because they support his platform and not the other way around. We should be proud that we have built such a powerful movement that Secretary Clinton is now rallying behind Gillum's progressive candidacy.
So I, for one, appreciate those Democrats who are not aligned with the progressive wing of the Party who are stepping up to support Gillum.
Our ascendant movement cannot truly assume national leadership without welcoming the support of those who are not always with us. It's not selling out. It's called winning.
-Jeff Weaver, Sept 28th '18