Former Ohio governor endorses Biden

Former Ohio governor endorses Biden
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Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland (D) endorsed Joe BidenJoe BidenDes Moines Register endorses Elizabeth Warren as Democratic presidential nominee Sanders faces lingering questions about appeal to women voters George Conway: Witness missing from impeachment trial is Trump MORE in the Democratic presidential race on Tuesday, pitching the former vice president as the most experienced leader in the crowded 2020 field and best candidate to beat President TrumpDonald John TrumpKaine: Obama called Trump a 'fascist' during 2016 campaign Kaine: GOP senators should 'at least' treat Trump trial with seriousness of traffic court Louise Linton, wife of Mnuchin, deletes Instagram post in support of Greta Thunberg MORE in “states like Ohio.” 

“I believe it’s no exaggeration to say that Joe Biden has more foreign policy experience than all of the other candidates combined. When he’s elected president, there will be a sigh of relief heard across the world,” Strickland said in a statement released by the Biden campaign. 

“Leaders of other countries, both friend and foe, will know that our nation once again has an honest, and trustworthy President representing us and our national values.”

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The Associated Press first reported Strickland’s planned endorsement ahead of the Biden campaign’s announcement

Strickland also touted Biden’s record as a “doer” and a lawmaker who knows how to navigate Congress. 

“Finally, Joe can compete and win in states like Ohio. States that are critical to not just winning the Oval Office, but creating tail winds that will send more Democratic Senators and House members to Congress,” Strickland said. 

Trump carried Ohio by about 8 percentage points in 2016. 

Strickland, who was governor of Ohio from 2007 to 2011, had previously endorsed Washington Gov. Jay InsleeJay Robert InsleeBloomberg, Steyer focus on climate change in effort to stand out Our government and public institutions must protect us against the unvaccinated Key moments in the 2020 Democratic presidential race so far MORE (D) before he dropped out of the 2020 race in August. Inslee is seeking reelection in Washington.