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Biden receives endorsements from three swing-district Democrats

Biden receives endorsements from three swing-district Democrats
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Three House Democrats who flipped seats in the midterm elections announced Sunday they are backing former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenConfirmation hearing for Biden's DNI pick postponed Biden's Sunday inauguration rehearsal postponed due to security concerns: report Murkowski says it would be 'appropriate' to bar Trump from holding office again MORE in the 2020 election. 

Reps. Conor Lamb (D-Pa.), Elaine LuriaElaine Goodman LuriaChamber-endorsed Dems struggle on election night Overnight Defense: How members of the Armed Services committees fared in Tuesday's elections | Military ballots among those uncounted in too-close-to-call presidential race | Ninth US service member killed by COVID-19 Luria holds onto Virginia House seat MORE (D-Va.) and Chrissy Houlahan (D-Pa.) endorsed Biden, calling him the best candidate to take on President TrumpDonald TrumpEx-Trump lawyer Cohen to pen forward for impeachment book Murkowski says it would be 'appropriate' to bar Trump from holding office again Man known as 'QAnon Shaman' asks Trump for pardon after storming Capitol MORE and unite a divided country. 

The endorsements come as Biden tries to make the case that he's the best candidate to win in areas that Trump carried in 2016. 

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“I believe that the next President must attempt to unify this country,” Lamb said in a statement. “President Trump has only driven people further apart. Joe Biden has promised to try, above all, to bring people together, and that’s why I support him to become the next President of the United States.”

Lamb first won a tough special election in early 2018 after Rep. Tim MurphyTim MurphyConor Lamb defeats Trump-backed challenger for reelection in Pennsylvania Biden receives endorsements from three swing-district Democrats A federal abortion law might be needed MORE (R-Pa.) resigned, and Lamb later unseated a Republican incumbent in the fall in a different district after court-ordered redistricting. 

Houlahan and Luria both flipped Republican-held seats in the 2018 when Democrats took back the House majority. 

“Joe Biden is ‘battle-tested’ on the world stage, in Congress, and in the White House. He will defeat Donald Trump and win in tough districts like mine,” Luria said in a statement.

“Our country needs a steady hand, someone who can help heal the country, an experienced and proven leader who can build teams with deep expertise and work across the aisle,” Houlahan said in a statement. “We need a leader who will restore American leadership, revive our alliances, and defend democratic values around the world. Joe Biden is that leader.”

The endorsements follow Biden’s backing from Iowa Rep. Abby FinkenauerAbby Lea FinkenauerChamber of Commerce slams GOP effort to challenge Biden's win Iowa losses underscore Democrats' struggles with attracting rural voters Here are the 17 GOP women newly elected to the House this year MORE (D), another lawmaker who flipped a GOP seat in 2018. Finkenauer became the first congressional representative from Iowa to back Biden when she endorsed him last week.