Jul 22, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Biden wins endorsements from key CBC member and Detroit's mayor

Former US Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the First State Democratic Dinner in Dover, Delaware, on March 16, 2019.

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Former Vice President Joe Biden picked up 2 endorsements Monday in the race to challenge President Trump in the 2020 election — senior Congressional Black Caucus member Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan.

Details: Johnson told the Dallas News she's backing Biden over other Democratic presidential candidates, including Texans Beto O'Rourke and Julián Castro, because the U.S. needs a leader "who can bring people together and get our country back on the right track." Duggan told AP that Biden has spent his career "watching out for the working class in this country."

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