Yesterday, I posted a press release from the Elizabeth Warren for President campaign, listing 15 endorsements from Virginia. This morning, the Joe Biden for President campaign put out a press release (see below) listing 18 endorsements from Virginia, including State Senate President Pro Tempore Louise Lucas, House Majority Whip Alfonso Lopez, Former House Majority Leader Dick Cranwell, Former House Minority Leader Ward Armstrong, Former House Minority Leader David Toscano, Prince William County School Board Chair Babur Lateef, etc. Presumably, this is just the start of many more endorsements, by various campaigns, to come…
In the Critical Swing State Virginia, Joe Biden Picks Up 18 Endorsements from Elected Officials and Community Leaders
Today, Biden for President announced 18 new endorsements from elected officials and community leaders in Virginia — a critical Super Tuesday and battleground state.
“This slate of endorsers speaks to the strength of Joe Biden’s vision for America and how it is resonating with working families from all backgrounds and zip codes not only in the Commonwealth of Virginia, but across the nation,” said Fernando Mercado, Virginia State Director, Biden for President. “Virginians know Joe Biden and recognize the role he played helping to flip the state legislature blue and elect Democrats in tough Congressional districts. Biden has always prioritized Virginia’s working families and as president, will deliver tangible results for them.”
The Virginia slate endorsing today includes:
- State Senator and President Pro Tempore Louise Lucas
- State Senator Lionell Spruill
- State Senator John Bell
- House Majority Whip Alfonso Lopez
- Delegate Delores McQuinn
- Delegate Roslyn Tyler
- Delegate Kathleen Murphy
- Delegate Cliff Hayes
- Prince William County School Board Chair Babur Lateef
- Prince William County Supervisor Andrea Bailey
- Arlington School Board Member Barbara Kanninen
- Vice Mayor of Leesburg Fernando Martinez
- Commonwealth’s Attorney Anton Bell
- Former Congressman Jim Moran
- Former County Board Member Walter Tejada
- Former School Board Member Emma Violand-Sanchez
- Former House Majority Leader Dick Cranwell
- Former House Minority Leader Ward Armstrong
- Former House Minority Leader David Toscano
Last week, Congresswoman Elaine Luria, who represents a “Frontline” swing district, joined Congressman Donald McEachin as a leader in Virginia’s congressional delegation endorsing Joe Biden for President, citing Biden’s political and foreign policy experience and ability to deliver for working families. These endorsements shed light on Biden’s ability to rally and energize people in purple swing states such as Virginia.
Last November, Biden endorsed 23 local candidates in some of the most competitive districts ahead of Virginia’s General Assembly elections, helping turn both legislative chambers blue. In 2018, he also worked to elect candidates up and down the ballot in Virginia, including now-Reps. Abigail Spanberger, Jennifer Wexton, and Elaine Luria, whose wins in critical Red to Blue districts helped Democrats take back the U.S. House. This momentum has continued into this year, with a Mason Dixon poll highlighting that Biden is the sole Democrat who beats Trump in the state, reinforcing the fact that Biden is the strongest candidate to make Trump a one-term president.
Biden for President has previously announced more than 1,100 endorsements from national, state, and local leaders, including current and former U.S. senators and representatives, governors, state elected officials, community leaders, and national security professionals.