Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) announced Friday she is endorsing Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE for president, a boost for the former vice president ahead of Illinois’s March 17 primary.
“Today, I’m proud to endorse @JoeBiden for President. Joe is the best candidate to unite our country and move us past a presidency that has sought to divide us based on what we look like, what we believe, or who we love. He’s ready to lead and he’ll do it with passion and empathy,” Lightfoot tweeted.
Today, I’m proud to endorse @JoeBiden for President. Joe is the best candidate to unite our country and move us past a presidency that has sought to divide us based on what we look like, what we believe, or who we love. He’s ready to lead and he’ll do it with passion and empathy. pic.twitter.com/UxZmN1BEDB
— Lori Lightfoot (@LightfootForChi) March 6, 2020
Lightfoot is just the latest high-profile Democrat to back Biden, who has received an avalanche of endorsements from establishment figures following a 30-point rout in South Carolina and wins in 10 of 14 Super Tuesday states.
The Chicago mayor had previously considered supporting Mike Bloomberg for president, but the former New York City mayor dropped out of the race after a dismal Super Tuesday showing.
Illinois is one of four states holding primaries on March 17 and is a top priority down the road for both Biden and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.), with its hefty prize of 155 delegates.
A Southern Illinois University poll released last month showed Sanders with a 5-point lead in the state, though the survey was conducted before Biden’s winning spree from South Carolina and Super Tuesday.
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