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Illinois governor endorses Biden one day before primary

Illinois governor endorses Biden one day before primary
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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) endorsed former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenIRS to roll out payments for ,000 child tax credit in July Capitol Police told not to use most aggressive tactics in riot response, report finds Biden to accompany first lady to appointment for 'common medical procedure' MORE in the Democratic presidential primary on Monday, one day before the state’s primary contest. 

Pritzker said Biden is the “right candidate” to face President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden to move ahead with billion UAE weapons sale approved by Trump Fox News hires high-profile defense team in Dominion defamation lawsuit Associate indicted in Gaetz scandal cooperating with DOJ: report MORE in November, calling him a candidate able to unite the party and “restore respect to our nation's highest office.” 

“Joe will stand on the side of working families and serve as a partner to us in Illinois as we work to create good paying jobs, expand healthcare and invest in education,” Pritzker said in a statement. “After four years of Donald Trump's failure to lead with honor, tell the truth, or stand up for the middle class, we need a steady hand and a President who is ready to move our nation past the divisiveness and vitriol that have become the norm in 2020.”

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Pritzker is the latest Illinois Democrat to back Biden’s campaign.

U.S. Sens. Dick DurbinDick DurbinSchumer warns Democrats can't let GOP block expansive agenda Holder, Yates lead letter backing Biden pick for Civil Rights Division at DOJ Biden's gun control push poses danger for midterms MORE and Tammy DuckworthLadda (Tammy) Tammy DuckworthHHS expands Medicaid postpartum coverage for Illinois mothers up to a year after giving birth Political disenfranchisement is fueling environmental injustice Tammy Duckworth pressures postal service board on firing DeJoy MORE have endorsed Biden, as have Reps. Bobby RushBobby Lee RushUnleashing an American-led clean energy economy to reach net-zero emissions Lawmakers press federal agencies on scope of SolarWinds attack OVERNIGHT ENERGY: House Democrats reintroduce road map to carbon neutrality by 2050 | Kerry presses oil companies to tackle climate change | Biden delays transfer of sacred lands for copper mine MORE, Sean CastenSean CastenDemocrats don't trust GOP on 1/6 commission: 'These people are dangerous' The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Divided House on full display Newman fundraises off of growing feud with Marjorie Taylor Greene MORE, Raja KrishnamoorthiSubramanian (Raja) Raja KrishnamoorthiHillicon Valley: Intel heads to resume threats hearing scrapped under Trump | New small business coalition to urge action on antitrust policy | Amazon backs corporate tax hike to pay for infrastructure House panel investigating YouTube for advertising practices on kids' platform From one 'big house' to another: DOJ must hold the leaders of Purdue Pharma accountable MORE, Brad SchneiderBradley (Brad) Scott SchneiderDemocrats see opportunity in GOP feud with business Democrats have a growing tax problem with SALT Taking a closer look at the future of our nation's supply chains MORE, Danny DavisDaniel (Danny) K. DavisDemocrats have a growing tax problem with SALT Social Security gives IRS data to speed delivery of COVID-19 relief checks House Democrats demand answers on slow ,400 checks MORE, Mike QuigleyMichael (Mike) Bruce QuigleyLobbying world Business groups issue both praise and criticism on COVID relief bill's passage On The Money: Biden signals he'll move forward on COVID-19 relief without GOP | Economy adds 49K jobs in January | Minimum wage push sparks Democratic divisions MORE, Robin KellyRobin Lynne KellyHHS expands Medicaid postpartum coverage for Illinois mothers up to a year after giving birth Democrats spar over COVID-19 vaccine strategy Lawmakers emphasize prioritizing patients' needs in health care policy MORE and Bill FosterGeorge (Bill) William FosterLawmakers say manufacturers are in better position to handle future pandemics Lawmakers grill NSA on years-old breach in the wake of massive Russian hack Hillicon Valley: WhatsApp delays controversial privacy update | Amazon hit with antitrust lawsuit alleging e-book price fixing | Biden launches new Twitter account ahead of inauguration MORE

Illinois is one of four states holding primary races Tuesday. 

Biden currently leads his primary opponent, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden sparks bipartisan backlash on Afghanistan withdrawal  Why does Bernie Sanders want to quash Elon Musk's dreams? Congress can protect sacred Oak Flat in Arizona from mining project MORE (I-Vt.), by 154 pledged delegates.