Biden endorsed by more than one-third of Florida Dem state legislators

Biden endorsed by more than one-third of Florida Dem state legislators
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden holds massive cash advantage over Trump ahead of Election Day Tax records show Trump maintains a Chinese bank account: NYT Trump plays video of Biden, Harris talking about fracking at Pennsylvania rally MORE was endorsed on Friday by 23 members of the Florida Legislature, all Democrats, in an early move that signals an aggressive play by the Biden campaign for the state's Democratic presidential primary.

Politico reported Friday that the nearly two dozen Florida Democrats led by state Rep. Joe Geller represent the first endorsements by Florida state lawmakers in the 2020 Democratic primary.


“It’s a diverse list of supporters that without question shows his support here,” Geller said, according to Politico. “Not only do I think he can win, but I think he can unite the factions of the Democratic Party.”

Geller reportedly began compiling the list weeks before Biden announced his candidacy last week, when the vice president ended months of speculation about his 2020 plans and officially entered the race, vaulting to the top of a crowded primary field.

The lawmakers are joined by former Florida Rep. Patrick MurphyPatrick Erin MurphySupreme Court rules that large swath of Oklahoma belongs to Indian reservation Hillicon Valley: Lawmakers seek 5G rivals to Huawei | Amazon, eBay grilled over online counterfeits | Judge tosses Gabbard lawsuit against Google | GOP senator introduces bill banning TikTok on government devices Bipartisan commission to make 75 recommendations to defend against cyberattacks MORE (D), who has also endorsed Biden in his primary bid.

Biden's campaign did not immediately return a request for comment on the endorsements.

Recent polls show the former vice president leading his more than 20 challengers in the Democratic primary, including his closest rival, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOcasio-Cortez rolls out Twitch channel to urge voting Calls grow for Democrats to ramp up spending in Texas The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Goldman Sachs - Tipping point week for Trump, Biden, Congress, voters MORE (I-Vt.), by double digits.