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 BidenTrump shakes up WH communications team The Hill's Campaign Report: Wisconsin votes despite coronavirus pandemic The Intercept's Ryan Grim says Cuomo is winning over critics MORE picked up his 40th congressional endorsement Sunday, just one day ahead of the Iowa caucuses. 

Rep. Danny DavisDaniel (Danny) K. DavisDemocrats urge administration to automatically issue coronavirus checks to more people Illinois governor endorses Biden one day before primary Durbin endorses Biden: He 'can start to heal the wounds of this divided nation' 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 TrumpCDC updates website to remove dosage guidance on drug touted by Trump Trump says he'd like economy to reopen 'with a big bang' but acknowledges it may be limited Graham backs Trump, vows no money for WHO in next funding bill 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.