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Bernie Sanders Wins The Killer Mike Primary

Rapper Killer Mike of Run the Jewels endorses progressive crusader Bernie Sanders for president.

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Rapper Killer Mike of the duo Run the Jewels announced in a tweet Monday that he is supporting Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' candidacy for president, citing Sanders' support for voting rights as a deciding factor.

It's official I support @SenSanders! His call 4 the restoration of the voters rights act sealed the deal for me.

Killer Mike has been politically outspoken following the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, last August. Killer Mike recently attempted to run as a write-in campaign for a seat on the Georgia House of Representatives, but neglected to fill out the necessary paperwork.

Sanders, who is challenging frontrunner Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president, is a darling of the progressive left, but he is considered a longshot. However, he has recently risen in New Hampshire polls and is drawing large crowds at rallies.

"No Hillary 4 me bro," Killer Mike wrote in a follow-up tweet to a fan. "I cannot support another Clinton or bush ever."

"I am beginning to see American political families like monarchs and I have no affection for monarchs," Killer Mike continued.

CJ Ciaramella is a Washington editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, D.C.

Contact CJ Ciaramella at cj.ciaramella@buzzfeed.com.

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