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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 BidenFacebook, Twitter CEOs to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 Sanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' Senate GOP to drop documentary series days before election hitting China, Democrats over coronavirus MORE in the 2020 election. 

Reps. Conor Lamb (D-Pa.), Elaine LuriaElaine Goodman LuriaHouse lawmakers call for continued assistance to Lebanon On The Money: Sides tiptoe towards a COVID deal, but breakthrough appears distant | Expiring benefits raise stakes of stimulus talks | Stocks fade with eyes on Capitol Democrat urges IRS to quickly process Gold Star families' refund requests MORE (D-Va.) and Chrissy Houlahan (D-Pa.) endorsed Biden, calling him the best candidate to take on President TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump, Jared Kusher's lawyer threatens to sue Lincoln Project over Times Square billboards Facebook, Twitter CEOs to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 Sanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' 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 MurphyBiden receives endorsements from three swing-district Democrats A federal abortion law might be needed Female Dems see double standard in Klobuchar accusations 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 FinkenauerDemocrats lead in 3 of 4 Iowa House races: poll Centrist Democrats got their COVID bill, now they want a vote Trump asked Chamber of Commerce to reconsider Democratic endorsements: report 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.