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Biden campaign rolls out endorsements from half a dozen Iowa mayors

Former Vice President Joe Biden’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. 

{mosads}“Iowans know that Joe Biden is the strongest candidate to beat Donald Trump 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 Warren (D-Mass.), South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (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.

Tags 2020 Democrats Bernie Sanders Biden campaign Donald Trump Elizabeth Warren Iowa Joe Biden Pete Buttigieg

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