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Illinois Rep. Davis endorses Biden ahead of Iowa caucuses

Illinois Rep. Davis endorses Biden ahead of Iowa caucuses
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenWoman accused of trying to sell Pelosi laptop to Russians arrested Trump gets lowest job approval rating in final days as president Trump moves to lift coronavirus travel restrictions on Europe, Brazil MORE picked up his 40th congressional endorsement Sunday, just one day ahead of the Iowa caucuses. 

Rep. Danny DavisDaniel (Danny) K. Davis7 surprise moments from a tumultuous year in politics More than 100 Democrats press Trump to extend jobless benefits Democrats urge Treasury to assist Social Security recipients who miss key coronavirus payment deadline MORE (D-Illinois), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, said Biden is a progressive who has fought for the people and “enacted real change” to help Americans. 

“This is the election of our lifetime where we must do everything in our power to defeat Donald TrumpDonald TrumpGiuliani used provisional ballot to vote in 2020 election, same method he disparaged in fighting to overturn results Trump gets lowest job approval rating in final days as president Fox News' DC managing editor Bill Sammon to retire MORE. But we must also elect a leader who can count on to deliver bold, progressive, and concrete change. That leader is Joe Biden,” Davis said in a statement Sunday. 

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“I am proud to support Joe Biden for President of the United States because he has been at the forefront of progressive change throughout his entire career,” he added. 

Davis championed Biden’s work taking on the National Rifle Association, helping pass Obamacare as well as introducing legislation aimed at tackling climate change. 

“Under a President Biden, the possibilities are endless. After we defeat Donald Trump, I look forward to working with Joe on expanding affordable health care, investing in education, tackling climate change, and so much more,” Davis said. 

Davis is Biden’s 40th endorsement from a member of Congress and 17th from a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, according to the campaign.  

The congressman’s support comes as Democratic presidential candidates face off in a series of primaries and caucuses kicking off Monday in Iowa.