LA Mayor Eric Garcetti endorses Biden

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti endorses Biden
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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (D) endorsed Joe BidenJoe BidenWith VP pick, Biden can't play small ball in a long ball world Poll: Trump, Biden in dead heat in 2020 matchup Coronavirus pushes GOP's Biden-Burisma probe to back burner MORE for president on Thursday, giving the former vice president a high-profile backer in a key Super Tuesday state.

Garcetti, who was once considered a potential 2020 contender, credited Biden with helping the city enact a $15 minimum wage and forging “the most sweeping climate agreement prior to the Paris accords.”

“Democrats are blessed to have such an extraordinary field of candidates, but I will never forget what Joe Biden has done for my city and our nation,” Garcetti said in a statement. “We need Joe Biden to bring our nation and world together during these most divided and dangerous times. I know that from day one, he will heal our nation, repair our relationships abroad and get things done — and will be a true partner in solving the national homelessness crisis.”

Garcetti will serve as a national campaign co-chairman for the Biden campaign, bolstering his roster of California endorsements, which also includes Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinLobbying frenzy connected to stimulus sparks backlash House bill would ban stock trading by members of Congress Loeffler under fire for stock trades amid coronavirus outbreak MORE (D) and Reps. Lucille Roybal-AllardLucille Roybal-AllardCalifornia Rep. Costa endorses Biden Bipartisan lawmakers ask NIH for information on 'disturbing' studies on monkeys LA Mayor Eric Garcetti endorses Biden MORE, Tony Cárdenas, Ami BeraAmerish (Ami) Babulal BeraDemocrats ask Trump for evidence that medical supplies are available Pelosi stands firm amid calls to close Capitol Trump, Congress struggle for economic deal under coronavirus threat MORE, John GaramendiJohn Raymond GaramendiBiden rise calms Democratic jitters California Rep. Costa endorses Biden Newly released emails reveal officials' panic over loss of credibility after Trump's Dorian claims MORE and Lou CorreaJose (Lou) Luis CorreaActivists, analysts demand Congress consider immigrants in coronavirus package Hillicon Valley: HHS hit by cyberattack amid coronavirus outbreak | Senators urge FCC to shore up internet access for students | Sanders ramps up Facebook ad spending | Dems ask DHS to delay Real ID deadline House Dems ask DHS to delay Real ID deadline MORE, among others.

California, which offers more delegates than any other state, will play a big role in determining the Democratic presidential nominee, as voters head to the polls on March 15, which is earlier in the process than past cycles.