‘Tis the season for political endorsements, and today the campaign of Joe Neguse for Congress announced a big one: Former Vice President Joe Biden.
From a press release:
“Joe Neguse is the embodiment of the American Dream and I couldn’t be prouder to endorse his campaign for Congress. We need to send him to Washington to fight for working-class families and to protect the ideals that this nation was founded on.” said Vice President Biden. [Pols emphasis]
If elected, Neguse, 34, would become the first African-American ever elected to Congress from the State of Colorado, and would be one of the youngest members of Congress. Neguse, whose parents immigrated from Eritrea, is an attorney who previously served as a member of the University of Colorado Board of Regents, representing the 2nd Congressional District for six years from 2009 through 2015. He also co-founded New Era Colorado, the state’s largest youth voter registration and mobilization organization.
“Joe Biden is an American icon with a tremendous record of service to this country. Having his support is an incredible honor.” said Neguse
Why Biden, and why now? As The Hill reports, the former Vice President seems to be picking up steam as a potential Democratic candidate for President in 2020:
The former vice president has been the front-runner in some early 2020 Democratic primary polls while drawing a constant stream of news coverage. He’s scheduled to headline a series of events for Democrats running in the upcoming midterm elections.
Some Democrats are becoming increasingly convinced that the plain-spoken Scranton, Pa., native — decidedly not a fresh face for the party after serving eight years as vice president — nonetheless is the one to take on President Trump in the next election.
Biden has been traveling the country lately, both to stump for Democratic candidates and to promote his latest memoir, “Promise Me, Dad.”