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 Hill's Morning Report — Mueller Time: Dems, GOP ready questions for high-stakes testimony Biden's lead narrows in early voting states: poll New CBS poll shows Biden with 7-point lead in New Hampshire MORE's (D-Calif.) presidential campaign announced on Thursday that Rep. Al GreenAlexander (Al) N. GreenThe Hill's Morning Report — Mueller Time: Dems, GOP ready questions for high-stakes testimony This week: Mueller dominates chaotic week on Capitol Hill Two Democrats vow to press forward on Trump impeachment 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.

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"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'RourkeBiden's lead narrows in early voting states: poll New CBS poll shows Biden with 7-point lead in New Hampshire Ted Cruz: Trump's chances of winning reelection are '50-50' MORE and former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro.

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