Former New Hampshire governor endorses Biden

Former New Hampshire governor endorses Biden

Former New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch (D) endorsed former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenUkrainian officials and Giuliani are sharing back-channel campaign information: report The Hill's Morning Report — Mueller Time: Dems, GOP ready questions for high-stakes testimony Biden campaign taps foreign policy vet Nicholas Burns as adviser: report MORE for president on Thursday shortly after Biden formally entered the race.

“This is a fight for the soul of our country and to restore character to the White House,” Lynch told New Hampshire ABC affiliate WMUR. “I trust Joe Biden, I think he’s a person of strong moral character, ethics and integrity, and that’s what I think we need in the White House.”

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Lynch served as governor of the Granite State from 2005 to 2013 and marks the latest of several out-of-state endorsements for the former Delaware senator. Biden’s campaign has already been endorsed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and Sens. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) and Bob CaseyRobert (Bob) Patrick CaseyDemocrats pledge to fight Trump detention policy during trip to border Democrats grill USDA official on relocation plans that gut research staff Trump's new labor chief alarms Democrats, unions MORE Jr. (D-Pa.).

Lynch, the most popular governor in New Hampshire’s history, may prove a key endorsement for Biden ahead of the New Hampshire primaries. Biden has come in first in most polls of the crowded Democratic field, though the first primary votes in the contest are still more than nine months away.