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 Biden picked up his 40th congressional endorsement Sunday, just one day ahead of the Iowa caucuses. 

Rep. Danny DavisDaniel (Danny) K. DavisIllinois Democrats propose new 'maximized' congressional map Democrat walks back comments suggesting R. Kelly could be 'welcomed back' in Chicago LIVE COVERAGE: Ways and Means begins Day 2 on .5T package 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 TrumpTrump goes after Cassidy after saying he wouldn't support him for president in 2024 Jan. 6 panel lays out criminal contempt case against Bannon Hillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — Agencies sound alarm over ransomware targeting agriculture groups 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 BidenJoe BidenJan. 6 panel lays out criminal contempt case against Bannon Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the American Petroleum Institute — Democrats address reports that clean energy program will be axed Two House Democrats to retire ahead of challenging midterms MORE, 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.