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Simmons Endorsing Kucinich

Def Jam founder Russell Simmons has joined Dennis Kucinich’s campaign for House reelection.


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Hip-hop mogul and animal-welfare advocate Russell Simmons has signed on to endorse Ohio Congressman and fellow vegan Dennis Kucinich, who is currently campaigning for House reelection. The entrepreneur is expected to announce his endorsement alongside Kucinich today, at a public event taking place at Toledo’s Scott High School. Simmons praised Kucinich’s contribution to progressive politics, saying, “He has always stood up for middle class Americans and for those who are struggling to reach their dreams against the efforts by corporate America to enrich itself at the expense of everyone else.” Other celebrities supporting Kucinich’s reelection include musicians Willie Nelson and Ani DiFranco.

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