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Former candidate Marianne Williamson endorsing Bernie Sanders for president

Once rivals in the Democratic race for the presidential nomination, the spiritual guru is now backing the Vermont senator.

WASHINGTON — Former Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson, who was a major supporter of Bernie Sanders in 2016, is endorsing the Vermont senator for president. 

The spiritual guru, bestselling author and Texas native made the announcement Sunday at a rally in Austin. 

It was the last of four rallies Sanders held in Texas this weekend coming off his victory in the Nevada caucuses, cementing his status as the front-runner in the Democratic field. 

Credit: AP
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, with his wife Jane, speaks during a campaign event in San Antonio, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Williamson ended her campaign in January, saying at the time she did not want to make it tougher for a progressive to win. 

She had barely registered in the polls and struggled in fundraising. 

Credit: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
Marianne Williamson speaks at a Faith, Politics and the Common Good Forum at Franklin Jr. High School, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa.

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