Nevada congresswoman endorses Biden in 2020 race

Former Vice President 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 on Monday picked up a congressional endorsement in the 2020 presidential primary race.

Nevada Rep. Dina TitusAlice (Dina) Costandina TitusOvernight Defense: Army now willing to rename bases named after Confederates | Dems demand answers on ‘unfathomable’ nuke testing discussions | Pentagon confirms death of north African al Qaeda leader Top Democrats demand answers on Trump administration’s ‘unfathomable’ consideration of nuclear testing Federal employees push for COVID-19 protections in ‘dangerous’ workplaces MORE (D), touting herself and Biden as progressives, announced the endorsement on Twitter.

“Today, I’m proud to announce my endorsement of Joe Biden for President. I’m a proud progressive champion and I believe that nominating Joe gives us the best chance to enact the progressive reforms that our country desperately needs,” Titus said in a statement shared on Twitter and by the Biden campaign. 

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Titus, seemingly referencing Biden’s years serving in the Obama administration, said he won’t need any “on-the-job training.”

“I told my constituents that I would speak up about this race once I reached a decision about who will be our strongest nominee. Now I am making good on that promise. I’m excited to campaign for Joe Biden in Nevada and across the country,” she added. 

The Nevada Democratic caucuses will be held on Feb. 22, 2020. Nevada will be the third state to vote on a Democratic nominee, following Iowa and New Hampshire, respectively.

A RealClearPolitics average of Nevada Democratic polls has Biden leading in the state by 9 points with 29 percent support. His closest competitor is Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.) at 20 percent, closely followed by 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.) less than half a point away from Warren, according to the average. 

But recent polls of Iowa and New Hampshire Democrats have depicted a closer race between Biden, Sanders, Warren and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegScaled-back Pride Month poses challenges for fundraising, outreach Biden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE. 

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