Biden endorses Democrat in contested NC special House election

Biden endorses Democrat in contested NC special House election
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenNew York Times editorial board calls for Trump's impeachment Graham invites Giuliani to testify about recent Ukraine trip Booker leads other 2020 Dems in petition urging DNC to change debate qualifications MORE, a 2020 White House candidate, endorsed Dan McCready, the Democrat running for a House seat in North Carolina during an upcoming special election. 

"Dan McCready is precisely the kind of leader that North Carolina deserves: one who'll put country over party, who's brought jobs to his community, and who will protect coverage for those with preexisting conditions - not dismantle it to cut taxes for the rich," Biden said in a statement. 

"He honorably served our nation in uniform and in Congress, he would make his home proud every single day. I admire Dan and am thrilled to support him," Biden continued.

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McCready, a military veteran and a co-founder of a solar clean energy fund, is set to face off against state Sen. Dan Bishop (R) in a special House election on Sept. 10.

The race is being reconducted after the state election board failed to certify the November results after finding evidence of widespread ballot fraud.

McCready lost by just more than 900 votes against Republican Mark HarrisMark HarrisBevin says he lost because liberals are 'good at harvesting votes' in urban areas The Hill's Campaign Report: Democrats clash over future of party in heated debate Why my American Indian tribe voted Republican in NC's special election MORE in November.

Harris decided not to pursue reelection. A contractor hired by his campaign is suspected of having spearheaded the ballot scheme that led to the annulment of the November results.

Biden's endorsement comes as President TrumpDonald John TrumpRepublicans aim to avoid war with White House over impeachment strategy New York Times editorial board calls for Trump's impeachment Trump rips Michigan Rep. Dingell after Fox News appearance: 'Really pathetic!' MORE is set to hold a rally in the district a day before the special House election.  

Trump tweeted that he’s “looking forward to being with Dan Bishop” at the rally.