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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 BidenNearly 300 former national security officials sign Biden endorsement letter Trump narrows Biden's lead in Pennsylvania: poll Florida breaks first-day early voting record with 350K ballots cast MORE picked up his 40th congressional endorsement Sunday, just one day ahead of the Iowa caucuses. 

Rep. Danny DavisDaniel (Danny) K. DavisMore than 100 Democrats press Trump to extend jobless benefits Democrats urge Treasury to assist Social Security recipients who miss key coronavirus payment deadline Democrats urge administration to automatically issue coronavirus checks to more people 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 John TrumpNearly 300 former national security officials sign Biden endorsement letter DC correspondent on the death of Michael Reinoehl: 'The folks I know in law enforcement are extremely angry about it' Late night hosts targeted Trump over Biden 97 percent of the time in September: study 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.