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 HarrisEight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Biden, Buttigieg bypassing Democratic delegate meeting: report The Hill's Morning Report - Trump on defense over economic jitters MORE's (D-Calif.) presidential campaign announced on Thursday that Rep. Al GreenAlexander (Al) N. GreenDanish prime minister: Trump's idea to buy Greenland 'absurd'  Juan Williams: Democrats finally hit Trump where it hurts We need a climate plan for agriculture 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'RourkeO'Rourke: Trump driving global, U.S. economy into recession 2020 Democrats feel more emboldened to label Trump a racist Hillicon Valley: O'Rourke proposal targets tech's legal shield | Dem wants public review of FCC agreement with T-Mobile, Sprint | Voters zero in on cybersecurity | Instagram to let users flag misinformation MORE and former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro.

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