WASHINGTON — Atlanta-based rapper Killer Mike took the stage Monday night in his hometown to rally supporters for Bernie Sanders, the self-described democratic socialist who wants to be the next president of the United States.

Standing before a crowd of more than 5,000 people at Atlanta’s Fox Theater, Killer Mike — given name Michael Render — declared that “in my heart of hearts, I truly believe that Sen. Bernie Sanders is the right man to lead this country.”

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