Spanberger endorses Biden amid Virginia primary victory

Spanberger endorses Biden amid Virginia primary victory
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Rep. Abigail SpanbergerAbigail Davis SpanbergerGun control group rolls out House endorsements The Hill's Campaign Report: DOJ, intel to be major issues in 2020 Human Rights Campaign rolls out congressional endorsements on Equality Act anniversary MORE (D-Va.) endorsed Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden campaign cancels fundraiser with Mueller prosecutor Twitter joins Democrats to boost mail-in voting — here's why The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - George Floyd's death sparks protests, National Guard activation MORE for president Tuesday night as the former vice president won Virginia’s primary race. 

Spanberger, a swing district Democrat who flipped a GOP-held seat in 2018, cast Biden as a champion who “will work” for vulnerable Americans. 

“I believe Joe Biden has the empathy, decency, and heart for the American people that we need in the White House, and I am proud to support his candidacy,” Spanberger said in a statement. “Joe has frequently said that our country’s best days lie ahead, and I deeply believe that to be true.”

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“However, I know that our march towards progress must be rooted in a commitment to all Americans, and it requires continued, fearless, and earnest work to create an ever better future for our country, our children, and our grandchildren. I know Joe Biden can lead this charge as President of the United States,” she continued.

Spanberger’s endorsement is the latest in a blitz from establishment Democrats, including in Virginia. Biden has been boosted in Old Dominion by new support from figures like Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineOvernight Health Care: Sewage testing gives clues of coronavirus | White House says Trump would take hydroxychloroquine again | Trump marks 'very sad milestone' of 100K virus deaths 14 things to know today about coronavirus The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Unemployment claims now at 41 million with 2.1 million more added to rolls; Topeka mayor says cities don't have enough tests for minorities and homeless communities MORE (D), former Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) and Democratic Reps. Bobby ScottRobert (Bobby) Cortez ScottLack of child care poses major hurdle as businesses reopen Unions worry Congress is one step closer to a liability shield Victim advocacy groups, Democratic lawmakers slam new campus sexual assault policies MORE, Jenifer Wexton and Don Beyer.

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The latest endorsement from the frontline Democrat comes as Biden secured a victory in Virginia’s primary, which will allocate a total of 99 pledged delegates and is the fourth-largest Super Tuesday contest.

Biden campaigned for Spanberger in 2018 and has endorsements from five House members and seven senators.

Polling taken before the primary had shown a tight race between Biden, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersGloves come off as Democrats fight for House seat in California Senate Democrats pump brakes on new stimulus checks The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Unemployment claims now at 41 million with 2.1 million more added to rolls; Topeka mayor says cities don't have enough tests for minorities and homeless communities MORE (I-Vt.) and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, though the race was called for the former vice president as soon as polls closed.