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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 BidenKlain on Manchin's objection to Neera Tanden: He 'doesn't answer to us at the White House' Senators given no timeline on removal of National Guard, Capitol fence Overnight Defense: New Senate Armed Services chairman talks Pentagon policy nominee, Afghanistan, more | Biden reads report on Khashoggi killing | Austin stresses vaccine safety in new video 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 FeinsteinProgressive support builds for expanding lower courts Menendez reintroduces corporate diversity bill What exactly are uber-woke educators teaching our kids? MORE (D) and Reps. Lucille Roybal-AllardLucille Roybal-AllardOvernight Health Care: CDC panel recommends who gets vaccine first | McConnell offering new relief bill | Hahn downplays White House meeting on vaccines Democrats were united on top issues this Congress — but will it hold? Democratic Women's Caucus members split endorsements for House campaign chief MORE, Tony Cárdenas, Ami BeraAmerish (Ami) Babulal BeraScars of Capitol attack permeate high-security inauguration Hillicon Valley: Judge's ruling creates fresh hurdle for TikTok | House passes bills to secure energy sector against cyberattacks | Biden campaign urges Facebook to remove Trump posts spreading 'falsehoods' House passes bills to secure energy sector against cyberattacks MORE, John GaramendiJohn Raymond GaramendiColorado presses Biden to reverse Trump Space Command move Report on military aviation crashes faults lack of training, 'chronic fatigue' Wuhan is the final straw: The world needs to divest from China MORE and Lou CorreaJose (Lou) Luis CorreaRep. Lou Correa tests positive for COVID-19 An attack on America that's divided Congress — and a nation FAA: No more warnings for unruly passengers on flights 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.