Biden gains endorsement from Alabama's lone Democratic House rep

Biden gains endorsement from Alabama's lone Democratic House rep
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Hill's Campaign Report: Runoff elections in Texas, Alabama set for Tuesday Biden campaign slams White House attacks on Fauci as 'disgusting' Biden lets Trump be Trump MORE's campaign for president picked up a key Super Tuesday endorsement in the South on Friday, with Alabama's lone Democratic House member pledging her support heading into the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.

Rep. Terri SewellTerrycina (Terri) Andrea SewellDemocratic leaders press GOP to update Voting Rights Act New nonprofit aims to rename Edmund Pettus Bridge after John Lewis More than 100K sign petition to rename Edmund Pettus Bridge after John Lewis MORE (D-Ala.), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, said that not only can Biden "talk to anyone," but “has a proven track record of furthering what Dr. King fought for."

The congresswoman — a native of Selma, Ala. — told The Associated Press that she purposefully announced her support of Biden on the weekend of King’s birthday observance.


“The No. 1 threat to my district is Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpWayfair refutes QAnon-like conspiracy theory that it's trafficking children Stone rails against US justice system in first TV interview since Trump commuted his sentence Federal appeals court rules Trump admin can't withhold federal grants from California sanctuary cities MORE. The No. 1 threat to Martin Luther King’s legacy is Donald Trump,” Sewell told the AP. “The best way I can counter that threat is to support someone who can beat him.”

Sewell cited Biden’s work to reauthorize the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in the 1970s as well as other efforts as reasons for her backing, according to the AP report.

According to the AP, she will join Biden on the campaign trail this weekend in South Carolina. The Palmetto State holds the South's first primary on Feb. 29, just ahead of Super Tuesday.

Sewell is the 11th member of the Black Caucus that has endorsed the former Delaware senator, by far the most received thus far by any Democratic presidential candidate.