MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan says he plans to support presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention in July.

In a statement, Nolan said he has considered a number of factors, including “the will” of Minnesota caucus attendees and particularly those in the state’s 8th congressional district.

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Nolan says Sanders’ message and his authenticity appeals to him and to voters in Minnesota. U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison has also pledged his support for Sanders.

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The congressman is a so-called superdelegate for the Democratic Party. Superdelgates are not bound by primary elections or caucuses and are free to vote as they wish at the national convention.

A bulk of party superdelegates have already committed to Clinton.

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