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Politics Biden picks up endorsement of a 9th black member of Congress

13:25  07 november  2019
13:25  07 november  2019 Source:   politico.com

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A senior member of the Congressional Black Caucus endorsed Joe Biden on Monday, giving the former vice president his Cory Booker has one CBC endorsement : New Jersey Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman. All three candidates will share the stage on July 31 in Detroit for the second set of debates.

Rep. Marc Veasey of Texas endorsed Joe Biden for president on Thursday, giving the former vice president his ninth endorsement from a black member of Congress.

Pete Aguilar, Marc Veasey standing in front of a crowd posing for the camera: “They want more of a kind of meat-and-potatoes type candidate” Rep.  Marc Veasey said of voters in his Texas congressional district.© Christ Chavez/Getty Images “They want more of a kind of meat-and-potatoes type candidate” Rep. Marc Veasey said of voters in his Texas congressional district.

Veasey, who represents a majority-minority district that includes parts of Dallas and Fort Worth, said his constituents overwhelmingly support Biden.

“They want more of a kind of meat-and-potatoes type candidate, someone who can beat [President Donald] Trump,” Veasey told POLITICO in a phone interview. “That’s really their No. 1 concern: Their No. 1 concern is that Trump can no longer be president after the November 2020 election, and they think that Biden is the best candidate.”

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The endorsement of Biden by the firefighters union was widely expected, as But the announcement — by way of a video — offers Biden a boost as he prepares to hit the campaign trail Monday with a rally in Pittsburgh, where he is seeking to court the working class in a state carried by Trump in 2016.

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The Biden campaign later forwarded a statement from Veasey expanding on that message.

“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,” Veasey said in the statement. “That’s why I’m supporting Joe Biden for President.”

Veasey is the ninth member of the influential Congressional Black Caucus to back Biden, whose campaign co-chair is former CBC Chairman Cedric Richmond of Louisiana. Sen. Kamala Harris of California, however, leads the Democratic primary field in CBC endorsements, with 10 of its 55 members supporting her White House bid. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey has two endorsements from the group, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro has one, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts earned her first on Wednesday with freshman Rep. Ayanna Pressley breaking from the so-called squad to support her home-state senator.

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Veasey said he heard from Castro — the fourth-term lawmaker served with Castro’s twin brother, Joaquin, in the Texas Legislature and now Congress — and Harris, adding that he has “much respect for both of them.”

Castro told his New Hampshire and South Carolina staffs on Monday that their last day with the campaign would be next week as it focuses on Iowa, Nevada and Texas. Harris, meanwhile, is going all in on Iowa, redeploying staffers to the first-in-the-nation caucus state and laying off dozens of aides at her Baltimore headquarters.

Veasey said he’s in lockstep with his constituents, telling POLITICO that “there’s no question” he agrees that Biden is the best pick to challenge Trump in the general election.

“Vice President Biden is the best candidate to beat Donald Trump, particularly in those states that we need to win back,” he said.

According to a New York Times/Siena College poll released this week, Biden fares better against Trump than Warren or Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont in key battleground states. While Trump has a 2-point advantage over Biden in North Carolina, the poll shows, the two run even in Michigan, and Biden narrowly leads in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Florida and has a 5-point margin over Trump in Arizona.

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