Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) announced his support for former Vice President Joe Biden’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.”

“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 Harris (Calif.), another former rival for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg 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 Warren (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 Sanders (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.

Tags 2020 Democratic primary Amy Klobuchar Bernie Sanders Cory Booker Elizabeth Warren Joe Biden Pete Buttigieg

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