Transit Workers Endorse Bernie Sanders, Daily News Gives Nod to Hillary Clinton

Democratic presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders both picked up big endorsements Wednesday ahead of New York's primary next week.

The Daily News' editorial board endorsed Clinton, while Sanders picked up the support of the Transit Worker's Union Local 100, which represents more than 42,000 transit and rail workers across the region.

The News' editorial board called Clinton "unsparingly clear-eyed" about America's problems and has the skills and expereince to "ignite and rebalance the United States economy in favor of the many while also extending an extra helping hand to ease burdens that have grown too heavy for some."

The newspaper, by comparison, called Sanders a "fantasist who's at passionate war with reality."

Transit workers were kinder to Sanders than the News, where the Brooklyn-born Vermont senator was quoted as saying the city's subway system still took tokens.

Sanders appeared alongside union members in Brooklyn after earning their support and called trade unions "the last lines of defense against a vicious corporate agenda that is working hard to detroy the middle class."

He called on changing laws to make it easier to join unions and to penalize employers who refuse to negotiate on contracts. He also said he thought he would take New York city and the state at large.

"I believe we're going to win here in New York City and we're gonna win here in New York state," Sanders said.

After the speech Sanders -- who trailed Clinton by 14 points in a NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll released Monday -- went to visit picketing Verizon landline workers.

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