Biden for President
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November 19, 2019

Oregon Congressman Kurt Schrader Endorses Joe Biden for President

Today, Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-OR), who represents the kind of geographically diverse swing district that will be key to winning the presidency in 2020, released the following statement endorsing Joe Biden for President of the United States: 
 
“Two things matter most in this election – beating Donald Trump, and getting things done in his wake – and Joe Biden is the one candidate with the experience and heart needed to do them both. I know that Joe can win in tough districts all across this country, giving Democrats a lift up and down the ballot. And once in office, Joe is the one candidate who has what it takes to work with the other side to get real things done. Time and again, I saw President Barack Obama turn to Joe when he needed progress in Congress, and Joe always delivered. That’s what the American people need now: someone who knows how to make the system work. In a representative government, you’re supposed to respect one another’s opinions, and out of that, come up with something that moves our country forward. That’s what Joe Biden is all about.”

Schrader is the 19th U.S. Member of Congress to endorse Biden, who has so far built the broadest and most diverse coalition in the presidential race. Districts like Schrader’s – which spans rural and urban areas – reflect that diverse support, and will be key to winning the presidency in 2020.
 
To date, Biden for President has won the endorsement of more than 600 national, state, and local leaders, including current and former U.S. senators and representatives, governors, state elected officials, and community leaders – a sign of Vice President Biden’s growing momentum in the nominating race.

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Biden for President
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November 13, 2019

Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan Endorses Joe Biden for President 

Today, Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan, a former Democratic presidential candidate, released the following statement endorsing Joe Biden for President of the United States: 
 
“Since Donald Trump took office, he has manufactured trade wars that put profit over people and hurt farmers, workers, and small businesses. America can’t afford a president who jeopardizes the success and dignity of its workers to make himself feel tough. America needs a leader who will put working communities and the middle class first. America needs Joe Biden.
 
“Joe is a trusted leader who has been a champion for working communities throughout his entire career in public service, which is why I am proud to endorse him for president. I know that Joe will be a voice for the many who are being left behind  — workers losing their jobs to automation, unions fighting for fair wages, small business owners trying to get ahead. Joe knows that working communities built America, and I know that Joe will go to bat for them as an increasingly globalized economy threatens the very work they do.
 
“Joe will not only be a voice for workers and the middle class, but I know he will get things done for Ohians and the American people. From raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour to protecting and building on Obamacare to investing in infrastructure, Joe will rebuild the middle class. Ohio is key to the presidency, and Joe is the only candidate who can win over the heartland and defeat Donald Trump.”
 
Biden has earned the endorsements of nearly 40 current and former elected officials and community leaders from across Ohio, reflecting Biden’s strength in key battleground states. Biden’s Ohio endorsements include former longtime Congressman Edward Feighan, Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein, former Columbus City Councilmember Mary Jo Hudson, State Senator Herceal Craig, Youngstown Mayor Tito Brown, and other local leaders.
 
To date, Biden for President has drawn support from more than 600 national, state, and local leaders, including current and former U.S. senators and representatives, governors, state elected officials, and community leaders.

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Biden for President
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November 7, 2019

Texas Congressman Marc Veasey Endorses Joe Biden for President 

Today, Congressman Marc Veasey, who represents a sprawling and diverse Dallas-Fort Worth district, released the following statement endorsing Joe Biden for President of the United States: 
 
“At a time when Washington is ripping our nation apart, we need a good man and steady hand to not only defeat Donald Trump, but to stitch us back together and stand up for working families nationwide. That’s why I’m supporting Joe Biden for President.
 
“On the things that matter most around kitchen tables in my district and across Texas, Joe Biden is a fighter. For years, he has pushed to boost the minimum wage, to protect domestic violence survivors, and to provide millions with health insurance, by passing Obamacare. As president, Joe will draw on his deep experience to take us even further – to a minimum wage of $15 an hour, to lower health care costs, and to better-funded schools. And as a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, I know: Joe Biden will be a commander-in-chief whom we can trust from day one – who will beat Trump, and restore American leadership in the world and unity at home.”
 
With Veasey’s endorsement, Biden has now earned the support of nine Congressional Black Caucus members, continuing to build the biggest, most diverse coalition in the Democratic race.
 
In Texas, Biden has the backing of more than 10 elected officials and state leaders, reflecting his campaign’s growing momentum in the crucial Super Tuesday state. Those supporters include Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Congressman Filemon Vela, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez, former Congressman Gene Green, former Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, Brownsville Mayor Trey Mendez, State Senator Nathan Johnson, State Rep. Victoria Neave, 2018 Lt. Governor candidate Mike Collier, and Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño.
 
To date, Biden for President has drawn support from more than 575 national, state, and local leaders, including current and former U.S. senators and representatives, governors, state elected officials, and community leaders.

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Biden for President
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September 19, 2019

U.S. Reps. Emanuel Cleaver, G.K. Butterfield, and Charlie Crist join Rep. Vicente Gonzalez in Endorsing Joe Biden

Today, Biden for President is announcing new endorsements from U.S. Reps. Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri, G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina, and Charlie Crist of Florida, adding two Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) members and a former governor to the growing list of prominent and influential elected leaders supporting Joe Biden. Rep. Cleaver chaired the CBC from 2011-2013, Rep. Butterfield chaired the CBC from 2015-2017, and Rep. Crist served as the governor of Florida from 2007 to 2011.

Vice President Biden has earned four total congressional endorsements this week, including Rep. Vicente Gonzalez of Texas, a Congressional Hispanic Caucus member who recently switched his endorsement to Vice President Biden after the third Democratic presidential debate.

These Congressional endorsements represent the broad and diverse coalition Vice President Biden is building in states across the country. The representatives outline below why Joe Biden represents a sea of change from the current president and will fight to restore and strengthen our democracy. 

U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri:
“As a pastor, my values, morals, and faith have been a guiding light throughout my life and time in public service. From becoming the first African-American Mayor of Kansas City to becoming a member of Congress, my strong convictions have given me the foundation necessary to fight for jobs, economic development, and housing reform for the people of Missouri. In the same manner, Joe Biden’s convictions have led him to fight for what he believes in and to serve not only the people of Delaware but the nation.
 
“Democracy is delicate and susceptible to perversion by the powerful. Over the past three years, we—and the entire world—have witnessed an undisguised assault on our democratic institutions. The man entrusted to faithfully execute the laws of our nation has distorted them to protect his own interests at the expense of the American people. The current administration has led our country into a moral darkness and away from the core values that once made America a respected and dignified leader on the world stage.

“The next election is, in many ways, about whether our leader can restore the soul of our nation and re-establish the long held notion that the United States of America is moving welcomingly and indelibly toward a unified nation.  Our nation is in dire need of someone like Joe Biden, a leader who has never been afraid to speak out for what he believes is right. Joe Biden has been a champion in fighting for American families for over forty years. And right now, he’s speaking out against the divisive rhetoric and abhorrent behavior we continue to see under this president. We need integrity to be restored in the highest office.  That’s why I proudly endorse Joe Biden for President.”

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina:
“My parents taught me that regardless of one’s station in life they were entitled to quality health care, a good education, and the tools to succeed. My father and mother not only instilled those same values in me, but they were living examples of great humanitarians. 

“As a dentist, my father never denied anyone care if they could not afford it. My mother was a teacher who taught elementary school for 48 years in some of the poorest communities in North Carolina. They both served as an inspiration for my life in public service, where I have been a tireless advocate and champion for my constituents. 

“We need a tireless advocate and champion for this nation in the White House, and that person is Joe Biden. He is immensely prepared to lead our great country. As former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, I have watched Republicans advance legislation that intentionally leaves some communities behind and they deserve better. Civil rights brought Joe Biden into the fight, and I know he’ll continue that fight – the fight for equality and the opportunity for economic success. That’s why I proudly endorse Joe Biden for President of the United States.”

U.S. Rep. and former Governor of Florida Charlie Crist:
“I have had the honor of serving Florida as Attorney General, Governor, and now as a Congressman representing the most beautiful congressional district in the country. Through my time in public service, I have learned that being the voice of the people means rising above partisan white noise to do whatever it takes to get things done. Especially when it means protecting Florida’s beautiful coasts, restoring voting rights of non-violent ex-felons, and continuing to lead efforts to protect civil rights.

“Joe Biden’s record of getting things done speaks for itself. He has always put the American people above party lines and will continue to as President. We currently have a president that has sacrificed the economic livelihood of Americans through government shutdowns, tariffs, and attempts to repeal health care in order to score political points. We need a president whose objective at the end of the day is to move the country forward for everyone through action, not empty promises. 

“Furthermore, he’s the best candidate we can nominate to take on President Trump, growing our big tent party, earning the support of independents and disaffected Republicans — all key to winning Florida and thus closing off Trump’s path to re-election.

“For these reasons and more, I proudly endorse Joe Biden for President.”

Last week, the campaign announced endorsements from 59 African American state legislators, as well as new endorsements from Former U.S. Secretary Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and elected officials and community leaders from South Carolina and New Hampshire and from the Super Tuesday states Texas and Tennessee.

Biden for President has previously announced more than 410 endorsements from national, state and local leaders, including current and former U.S. senators and representatives, governors, state elected officials, and community leaders, including six endorsements from Congressional Black Caucus members.


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Biden for President
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September 15, 2019

Congressman Vicente Gonzalez Endorses Joe Biden for President 

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez, who represents the 15th District of Texas, released the following statement endorsing Joe Biden for President of the United States: 

“As a young lawyer in South Texas I stood with working families wronged by powerful corporations and took on unscrupulous vendors, recovering millions in school revenues for taxpayers. In Washington, I have continued that fight to ensure that individuals and communities have the resources and opportunities they need to succeed. 

“At this point in the process, I believe Democrats need to consolidate behind a candidate who is sure to beat Donald Trump. We need someone in the White House who will lead that fight, not only for South Texans, but for all hard working Americans who deserve a fair shot at the American Dream.

“Donald Trump attacks Latinos, working families, and so many others on a daily basis that some would say it is becoming the norm. We are in a battle for the soul of the nation and we need strong, steady, and stable leadership in the White House. During Thursday’s debate in Houston, Vice President Joe Biden demonstrated statesmanship and leadership. He demonstrated the values and characters I know and respect, that voters are looking for in their candidate for President and that they too know and respect. We don’t need Donald Trump for a second term, we need someone who can beat him and win. That’s why I proudly endorse Joe Biden for President.” 

Congressman Gonzalez is the third Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) member to endorse Biden. Biden for President has previously announced more than 380 endorsements from national, state and local leaders, including current and former U.S. senators and representatives, governors, state elected officials, and community leaders.

Last week, the campaign announced endorsements from 59 African American state legislators, as well as new endorsements from South Carolina and New Hampshire and from the Super Tuesday states Texas and Tennessee.
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July 22, 2019

Eddie Bernice Johnson Endorses Joe Biden for President

Dallas, TX -- Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) released the following statement regarding her endorsement of Vice President Joe Biden for President:

“During my tenure in Congress, I’ve seen firsthand Vice President Biden’s commitment to getting real work done on behalf of all Americans. Now, our nation is at a crossroads. We, more than ever, need a leader who can bring people together and get our country back on the right track. This is why I am proud to endorse my friend, Joe Biden, for President of the United States.”


Statements of Congressmen and Senators Endorsing Joe Biden


U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5)... Jacksonville to Tallahassee
May 30, 2019
"I am pleased to endorse Vice President Joe Biden as our next President. Joe has a long history of doing what's right and not what's easy to advance the causes of America's working families. he has a proven track record of bringing people together and delivering results on issues important to us all -- ranging from health care to the environment, from civil rights to women's rights, and so much more.

"I came to Washington just over two years ago, but I can tell you now more than ever we need Joe's experience, common sense, and decency in the White House. He doesn't need 'on the job training' on how to build an economy that works for Florida and America, restore our standing in the world and create a democracy that lives up to the creed of 'we the people.'

"America is at a crossroads, and it is vital that we elect a leader who will restore the soul of this country, put us back on a path of prosperity and make certain we are respected on the world stage. I have no doubt that Vice President Biden is that leader. Long since America's happy warrior, he is a man of integrity, deep and abiding faith in God, family and our country.


"They don't make 'em like Joe anymore -- but we have an opportunity now, to meet head on the greatest challenges of our time, and ensure our best days still lie ahead of us and that is why I am endorsing him to be the next President of the United States."



U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela (TX-34)
...Southern Texas
May 15, 2019
“The Trump experience has created a degree of instability that is tearing right through the moral fabric of the United States of America. Trump’s policies have given the ultra-wealthy tax breaks on the backs of middle class Americans, separated children from their parents, and wreaked havoc on our nation's farmers. Our country’s future is at stake, and we cannot afford four more years of this kind of volatility.

“America needs Joe Biden. Joe Biden will restore our nation's spirit. Joe Biden will use his enduring record of fighting for working and middle-class Americans and reinvigorate America’s soul. I’m proud to endorse Joe Biden for President of the United States because I know that Joe Biden will rekindle America’s goodness and ensure every citizen will have the opportunity to achieve the American dream.”



U.S. Rep. Don McEachin (VA-4)... Hampton Roads

May 6, 2019
"I have long been an admirer of the vice president. His commitment to working people and to the dignity of work is unsurpassed. He was a staunch and steadfast partner to President Obama during his historic presidency.  His devotion to everyday Americans and to a fair and honorable system serves as guideposts for our democracy.

“But, perhaps most importantly, I know he can defeat President Trump and that must be our first priority. When he launched his campaign last week he harkened back to that difficult moment in the Commonwealth’s history, when the ordinarily idyllic city of Charlottesville was taken under siege by white supremacists. To hear chants of ‘Jews shall not replace us’ instead of UVA’s ‘The Good Old Song’ was beyond frightening. 

“As a UVA law grad, re-watching those marchers and torches, I was reminded once again that this is no ordinary election. As the former vice president articulated, our values and way of life is at stake. Our standing as an iconic nation that has been a beacon of freedom for the rest of the world is at risk every day under this current administration.

“And Vice President Biden understands that. He also understands that we must defeat someone who equates peaceable diverse protesters with Neo-Nazis and Klansmen. Mr. Biden can do it. He is our best chance to ensure that we reclaim America and that, together, we can then offer progressive, inclusive solutions to the many issues before us.”



U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (PA)

Apr. 25, 2019

"The corporate agenda of President Trump and Congressional Republicans has betrayed the middle class, our children and all Americans seeking a fair shot at the American Dream. These policies have increased the fortunes of the super-rich and large multi-national corporations, while leaving behind too many working families struggling to make ends meet.

At this make-or-break moment for the middle class, our children and our workers, America needs Vice President Joe Biden to be its next President. Joe Biden has spent a lifetime fighting battles on behalf of hardworking Americans while ensuring America’s values and interests are represented abroad. As both a U.S. Senator and our Vice President, he has delivered results for the middle class, kept our country safe and strengthened our standing in the world.

I have worked closely with Joe Biden on a range of issues important to the people of Pennsylvania while he served as Vice President and U.S. Senator. I know he will fight for Pennsylvania families as President. In order to accomplish the urgent task of defeating President Trump, Democrats must win Pennsylvania. Joe Biden can and will win Pennsylvania if he is the Democratic nominee for President.

I am confident that Vice President Joe Biden will work to raise wages for middle class families, provide a better future for our children and restore America’s standing in the world and that is why I am endorsing him to be the next President of the United States."


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