Harris picks up endorsement of Texas Congressman Al Green

Harris picks up endorsement of Texas Congressman Al Green
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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThe media have fallen out of love with Bernie, but have voters? Krystal Ball: Media turns on Buttigieg, will this end him? Senate Democrats demand Trump fire Stephen Miller MORE's (D-Calif.) presidential campaign announced on Thursday that Rep. Al GreenAlexander (Al) N. GreenFeehery: Losing faith in the people and the Constitution Warren, Buttigieg fight echoes 2004 campaign, serves as warning for 2020 race Overnight Energy: Pelosi vows bold action to counter 'existential' climate threat | Trump jokes new light bulbs don't make him look as good | 'Forever chemicals' measure pulled from defense bill MORE (D-Texas) has endorsed her White House bid. 

“Kamala Harris represents leadership and commitment to service that is desperately needed in the White House,” Green said in the statement released by the campaign.

“Not only does she have plans, she has used the power of her position enact real change that can become a model for the nation," he added.


"From creating a program to address trauma in children who witness domestic violence as San Francisco’s district attorney, to standing up to big banks and winning billions for California’s homeowners as attorney general, to being one of the foremost opponents in the Senate to the corruption of this administration - Kamala Harris represents the future of our nation," Green said. 

Green is the second member of the Congressional Black Caucus to endorse Harris, according to the statement. 

He will campaign with Harris and serve as Texas campaign co-chairman.

Harris, meanwhile, said Green "understands what our working and middle class families are facing each day and that we must restore trust in government to work in their best interest."

Two Texas Democrats are also vying for the Democratic presidential nomination: former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeButtigieg picks up third congressional endorsement from New York lawmaker Klobuchar hires staff in Nevada Deval Patrick enters 2020 race MORE and former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro.

The Texas 2020 Democratic primary will be held on March 3.