Dec 5, 2019

John Kerry endorses Joe Biden

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Former Secretary of State John Kerry endorsed Joe Biden in an interview with the Washington Post Thursday, adding that he will join the former vice president on the campaign trail beginning on Friday.

Why it matters: The endorsement isn't a surprise, but it comes from a former Democratic nominee for president and a respected figure within the party.

"The world is broken. Our politics are broken. The country faces extraordinary challenges. And I believe very deeply that Joe Biden’s character, his ability to persevere, his decency and the experiences that he brings to the table are critical to the moment. The world has to be put back together, the world that Donald Trump has smashed apart.”
— Kerry

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Biden takes aim at Trump as he launches Iowa tour

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Saturday. Photo: Joshua Lott/Getty Images

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden took aim at President Trump and the impact of his tariffs on Iowa farmers, as he launched an eight-day "No Malarkey" barnstorm bus tour of the state Saturday.

We can overcome four years of Donald Trump, but eight years will literally, literally begin to change the character of this nation, and we cannot let that happen."
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How John Kerry and the Sunrise Movement distill Democratic climate politics

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Former senator and Secretary of State John Kerry, who has spent decades working on climate change, endorsed Joe Biden Thursday in a statement that included a shout-out to Biden's ability to tackle the topic.

Meanwhile, the upstart, leftist Sunrise Movement released its scorecard of candidates' climate plans and commitment to action. It puts Biden's far behind Elizabeth Warren and especially Bernie Sanders, who scored the highest with his aggressive (and, some climate experts say, questionably constructed) $16 trillion proposal.

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Biden: Media, rivals wrong that AOC represents direction of party

Former Vice President Joe Biden told "Axios on HBO" in Iowa that he has shaped the 2020 race, faulting the media and his rivals for thinking Democratic voters are more liberal than the reality. 

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