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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 BidenBiden to sign executive order aimed at increasing voting access Myanmar military conducts violent night raids Confidence in coronavirus vaccines has grown with majority now saying they want it 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 HarrisHillicon Valley: Intelligence agency gathers US smartphone location data without warrants, memo says | Democrats seek answers on impact of Russian hack on DOJ, courts | Airbnb offers Biden administration help with vaccine distribution Trump sparks debate over merits of voting by mail The Hill's Campaign Report: Debate over mail-in voting heats up 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 TrumpBiden to sign executive order aimed at increasing voting access Albany Times Union editorial board calls for Cuomo's resignation Advocates warn restrictive voting bills could end Georgia's record turnout 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.