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Spanberger endorses Biden amid Virginia primary victory

Spanberger endorses Biden amid Virginia primary victory
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Rep. Abigail SpanbergerAbigail Davis SpanbergerChamber-backed Democrats embrace endorsements in final stretch Spanberger's GOP challenger raises over .8 million in third quarter Murphy: Russia will become more of a threat to US election while Trump is in quarantine MORE (D-Va.) endorsed 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 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 KaineDemocrats have no case against Amy Coney Barrett — but that won't stop them Pence-Harris debate draws more than 50M viewers, up 26 percent from 2016 Five takeaways from the vice presidential debate MORE (D), former Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) and Democratic Reps. Bobby ScottRobert (Bobby) Cortez ScottDemocrats demand answers from Labor Department on CDC recommendations for meatpacking plant Pelosi urges early voting to counter GOP's high court gambit: 'There has to be a price to pay' Congress must finish work on popular conservation bill before time runs out 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 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.) and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, though the race was called for the former vice president as soon as polls closed.