Biden rolls out over a dozen congressional endorsements after latest primary wins

Biden rolls out over a dozen congressional endorsements after latest primary wins
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Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden campaign slams Trump's Rose Garden event as 'sad affair' New shutdowns add to Trump woes CNN cuts away from Trump's 'campaign-type' Rose Garden speech MORE rolled out more than a dozen new congressional endorsements for his White House bid after the he further solidified his primary lead over Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden aspires to become America's auto-pen president Progressive Mondaire Jones wins NY primary to replace Nita Lowey OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden pledges carbon-free power by 2035 in T environment plan | Trump administration has been underestimating costs of carbon pollution, government watchdog finds | Trump to move forward with rollback of bedrock environmental law MORE (I-Vt.) with wins in key states on Tuesday night.

The endorsements, including from several lawmakers who previously backed former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergWake up, America — see what's coming Bloomberg urges court to throw out lawsuit by former campaign staffers Former Obama Ebola czar Ron Klain says White House's bad decisions have put US behind many other nations on COVID-19; Fears of virus reemergence intensify MORE, came after the former vice president trounced Sanders in Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi and Missouri, padding his delegate lead in the race. Sanders took North Dakota, while Washington state’s primary is still too close to call.

The support rolled in from Democratic Reps. Pete AguilarPeter (Pete) Ray AguilarHispanic Caucus requests meeting with private detention center CEOs Dozens of Democrats plan to vote remotely in a first for the House Biden rolls out over a dozen congressional endorsements after latest primary wins MORE (Calif.), Josh GottheimerJoshua (Josh) GottheimerThe Hill's Campaign Report: Florida's coronavirus surge raises questions about GOP convention New Jersey Rep. Gottheimer wins House primary New Jersey incumbents steamroll progressive challengers in primaries MORE (N.J.), Raja KrishnamoorthiSubramanian (Raja) Raja KrishnamoorthiMilley confirms soldiers deployed to DC amid unrest were given bayonets Democrats seek information on Treasury's administration of 'opportunity zone' program Biden campaign rips 'outrageous' Trump comments on coronavirus testing MORE (Ill.), Nita LoweyNita Sue LoweyProgressive Mondaire Jones wins NY primary to replace Nita Lowey Eye on gavel, Wasserman Schultz proposes panel on racial inequality in spending House Democrats push for resuming aid to Palestinians in spending bill MORE (N.Y.), Lucy McBathLucia (Lucy) Kay McBathPPP poll finds Biden leading in Georgia If Georgia primary was an attempt at voter suppression, it failed badly Floyd's brother urges Congress to take action MORE (Ga.), Gregory MeeksGregory Weldon Meeks70 progressive groups call for next Foreign Affairs chair to reflect 'progressive realism' Overnight Defense: US formally rejects Beijing's South China Sea claims | House set to consider defense policy bill next week | 57 injured as firefighters battle warship blaze The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - As virus concerns grow, can it get worse for Trump? MORE (N.Y.), Donald NorcrossDonald W. NorcrossNY, NJ lawmakers call for more aid to help fight coronavirus Lawmakers, labor leaders ramp up calls to use Defense Production Act Biden rolls out over a dozen congressional endorsements after latest primary wins MORE (N.J.), Bill PascrellWilliam (Bill) James PascrellThe Hill's Campaign Report: Florida's coronavirus surge raises questions about GOP convention New Jersey Rep. Bill Pascrell wins Democratic primary New Jersey incumbents steamroll progressive challengers in primaries MORE (N.J.), Scott PetersScott H. PetersThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The American Investment Council - Trump, Pence tested, in more ways than one House Democrats press Pelosi for automatic unemployment insurance and food stamp extensions Issa advances in bid to fill Hunter's vacant House seat MORE (Calif.), Max RoseMax RoseAlarm grows over Americans stranded in Yemen amid pandemic Moderate House Democrats introduce bill aimed at stopping China from exploiting coronavirus pandemic Republican Nicole Malliotakis wins New York primary to challenge Max Rose MORE (N.Y.), Bobby RushBobby Lee RushFauci: Institutional racism playing role in disproportionate coronavirus impact on Black community Bobby Rush likens Chicago police union to KKK: 'Racist body of criminal lawlessness' Rep. Bobby Rush says Chicago officers lounged in his office as nearby stores were looted MORE (Ill.), Mikie SherrillRebecca (Mikie) Michelle SherrillCash-strapped cities hammered by COVID-19 beg for federal help New Jersey incumbents steamroll progressive challengers in primaries The Hill's Morning Report - Republicans shift, urge people to wear masks MORE (N.J.) and Juan VargasJuan C. VargasHispanic Caucus requests meeting with private detention center CEOs Hispanic Caucus asks Trump to rescind invitation to Mexican president Activists, analysts demand Congress consider immigrants in coronavirus package MORE (Calif.), as well as Stacey PlaskettStacey PlaskettBottom line Biden rolls out over a dozen congressional endorsements after latest primary wins Democratic rivals sharpen attacks as Bloomberg rises MORE, the congressional delegate for the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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The lawmakers cited Biden’s perceived electability against President TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump pitches Goya Foods products on Twitter Sessions defends recusal: 'I leave elected office with my integrity intact' Former White House physician Ronny Jackson wins Texas runoff MORE in November and his ability to unite the country. 

“Defeating Donald Trump and replacing his inept and corrupt government is our highest priority. I believe the candidate who can best win in November, deliver victories up and down the ballot, and fight for expansion of our health care, reversing climate change, and rebuilding our middle class is my friend Joe Biden,” said Pascrell.

“America needs a president with the integrity, experience and strength to unite our diverse nation while fighting for progressive Democratic priorities,” added Norcross. “Former Vice President Joe Biden exemplifies those values, and he's always stood up for working families in New Jersey and across the country.” 

Biden currently has endorsements from more than 90 House members and 14 senators and boasts the broadest support of the remaining primary contenders from the Congressional Black Caucus and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. 

The former vice president has emerged as the primary field’s front-runner after his campaign was left for dead following lackluster performances in Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada. His presidential ambitions were revived with a nearly 30-point win in South Carolina, followed by victories in 10 of 14 Super Tuesday states last week and more wins Tuesday night. 

The winning streak has given Biden a hefty delegate lead over Sanders, and Biden indicated he would start looking to the general election in November with an appeal to the Vermont lawmaker’s supporters Tuesday night. 

“I want to thank Bernie Sanders and his supporters for their tireless energy and their passion,” Biden said in Philadelphia. “We share a common goal, and together we'll defeat Donald Trump.”