Cory Booker endorses Biden

Cory Booker endorses Biden

Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerCalifornia Dems back Yang after he expresses disappointment over initial DNC lineup Obamas, Clintons to headline Biden's nominating convention Senators ask for removal of tariffs on EU food, wine, spirits: report MORE (D-N.J.) announced his support for former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenNAACP seeks to boost Black voter turnout in six states Biden touts Trump saying Harris would be 'fine choice' for VP pick Kamala Harris: The conventional (and predictable) pick all along MORE's presidential campaign early Monday, adding to Biden's list of endorsements from his former primary opponents.

"The answer to hatred & division is to reignite our spirit of common purpose," Booker, who ended his own presidential campaign in January, said in a tweet.

"@JoeBiden won’t only win - he’ll show there's more that unites us than divides us," the senator said, adding that Biden will "restore honor to the Oval Office and tackle our most pressing challenges."

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"That’s why I’m proud to endorse Joe," he said.

Biden has added a slew of endorsements since an impressive showing on Super Tuesday last week, including one from Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisNAACP seeks to boost Black voter turnout in six states Biden touts Trump saying Harris would be 'fine choice' for VP pick Kamala Harris: The conventional (and predictable) pick all along MORE (Calif.), another former rival for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharCalifornia Dems back Yang after he expresses disappointment over initial DNC lineup Senate Democrats demand answers on migrant child trafficking during pandemic Senate Democrats push to include free phone calls for incarcerated people in next relief package MORE (D-Minn.) and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegCalifornia Dems back Yang after he expresses disappointment over initial DNC lineup Obamas, Clintons to headline Biden's nominating convention CNN's Ana Navarro to host Biden roundtable on making 'Trump a one-term president' MORE endorsed Biden after ending their 2020 campaigns shortly before Super Tuesday. The support from those fellow moderate candidates may have contributed to Biden’s surge in the 15 states in which ballots were cast last Tuesday. Biden himself credited Klobuchar for cinching his win in Minnesota.

Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D) also endorsed Biden before Super Tuesday.

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenKamala Harris: The conventional (and predictable) pick all along On The Money: McConnell says it's time to restart coronavirus talks | New report finds majority of Americans support merger moratorium | Corporate bankruptcies on pace for 10-year high Hillicon Valley: Facebook removed over 22 million posts for hate speech in second quarter | Republicans introduce bill to defend universities against hackers targeting COVID-19 research | Facebook's Sandberg backs Harris as VP pick MORE (D-Mass.), a progressive candidate who ended her campaign after Super Tuesday, has said she will not immediately endorse a candidate.

Biden holds a slight lead in delegates over Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden wins Connecticut in final presidential primary of year Vermont Rep. Peter Welch easily wins primary Three pros and three cons to Biden picking Harris MORE (I-Vt.). The two candidates will face off in six contests on Tuesday.

--Rebecca Klar contributed to this report, which was last updated at 7:52 a.m.