Bernie Sanders won key endorsements from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib by defending them when few others would
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When Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for president, all three cited the candidate's policy platform and his call for a "political revolution."

But the key endorsements were also motivated by personal loyalty and a mutually beneficial political relationship between the lawmakers. 

Sanders has stepped in to defend all three lawmakers, two of whom are the first Muslim women to serve in Congress, when they've been attacked by the president...

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