Biden campaign rolls out endorsements from half a dozen Iowa mayors

Biden campaign rolls out endorsements from half a dozen Iowa mayors

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenButtigieg surges ahead of Iowa caucuses GOP eager for report on alleged FBI surveillance abuse Biden leads among Latino Democrats in Texas, California MORE's presidential campaign on Friday announced endorsements from half a dozen mayors in Iowa. 

Ahead of the first-in-the-nation caucuses, the campaign announced a total of 10 new endorsements in a statement, including six current mayors, a former mayor, two city council members and a sheriff. 

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“Iowans know that Joe Biden is the strongest candidate to beat Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpButtigieg surges ahead of Iowa caucuses Biden leads among Latino Democrats in Texas, California Kavanaugh hailed by conservative gathering in first public speech since confirmation MORE next November, and that’s why leaders from across the state are coming forward to proudly show their support,” the campaign's Iowa state director, Jake Braun, said in a statement.

“From standing up for the middle class to combating climate change, Joe has a proven record of turning progressive ideas into real results that Iowans and Iowa leaders are excited about.”

The endorsements come as Biden has consistently polled at the top of the crowded Democratic field nationally, but has struggled in recent Iowa polls. 

Polling aggregate site RealClearPolitics puts him in fourth in the early caucus state, trailing Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenButtigieg surges ahead of Iowa caucuses Biden leads among Latino Democrats in Texas, California Following school shooting, Biden speaks out: 'We have to protect these kids' MORE (D-Mass.), South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegButtigieg surges ahead of Iowa caucuses Overnight Health Care: Cigarette smoking rates at new low | Spread of vaping illness slowing | Dems in Congress push to block Trump abortion rule Ocasio-Cortez jabs 'plutocratic' late entrants to 2020 field MORE (D) and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersButtigieg surges ahead of Iowa caucuses Biden leads among Latino Democrats in Texas, California On The Money: Trump appeals to Supreme Court to keep tax returns from NY prosecutors | Pelosi says deal on new NAFTA 'imminent' | Mnuchin downplays shutdown threat | Trump hits Fed after Walmart boasts strong earnings MORE (I-Vt.). The site has Biden in first place in national polls. 

Biden has defended his standing in the state, saying he plans on "doing very well."

The Iowa caucuses, the first 2020 nomination contest, will take place on Feb. 3.