Biden announces Barbara Boxer's endorsement ahead of California voting on Super Tuesday

 Biden announces Barbara Boxer's endorsement ahead of California voting on Super Tuesday
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Former Sen. Barbara BoxerBarbara Levy BoxerThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden, Harris launch Trump offensive in first joint appearance Bottom line Polls show big bounce to Biden ahead of Super Tuesday MORE (D-Calif.) on Sunday announced her endorsement of former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden: Trump 'continues to lie to us' about coronavirus Rally crowd chants 'lock him up' as Trump calls Biden family 'a criminal enterprise' Undecided voters in Arizona wary of Trump, crave stability MORE for president following his double-digit victory in the South Carolina primary, the campaign announced.

“To defeat the most polarizing and dangerous president in modern history, we need a candidate who unites us, cares about us, and knows how to get things done. Like all of us, Joe has been knocked down. Hard,” Boxer said in a statement.

“He always gets up and he always finds the beauty, the promise and the hope that lives in every corner of this country we all love. His record proves he understands the values of America,” she added.


Boxer, who retired in 2017, goes on to cite Biden’s spearheading of the Violence Against Women Act and the renewal of the Voting Rights Act and his work as President Obama's vice president to shepherd the Affordable Care Act through Congress.

“Joe wants to continue to make life better for all of us and he knows how to stand up to bullies,” Boxer wrote. “Because of that he can win a broad election victory including in the swing states we must win.”

The Biden campaign has received numerous endorsements from California Democrats ahead of the Golden State’s Super Tuesday primary, including Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinPush to expand Supreme Court faces Democratic buzzsaw Overnight Health Care: Pfizer could apply for vaccine authorization by late November | State health officials say they need .4B for vaccination effort | CDC: Blacks, Hispanics dying of COVID-19 at disproportionately high rates Major abortion rights group calls for Democrats to replace Feinstein on Judiciary Committee MORE and Rep. Lou CorreaJose (Lou) Luis CorreaCriminalization that never should have been: Cannabis Man arrested, charged with threatening to attack Muslims in Germany Gloves come off as Democrats fight for House seat in California MORE. However, most polling shows Biden's main primary rival, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersPush to expand Supreme Court faces Democratic buzzsaw Senate Democrats seek to alleviate public concern about some results not being available on election night Georgia senator mocks Harris's name before Trump rally: 'Kamala-mala-mala, I don't know' MORE (I-Vt.), with a comfortable lead in the state.

The RealClearPolitics average of polls shows Sanders with a more than 15-point lead over Biden, 34.8 percent to 18 percent, just ahead of Tuesday's vote.