on December 5, 2019, former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden and will campaign in Iowa on Dec. 6.
Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee and winner of the Iowa caucuses that year, will join Biden for his campaign stops in Cedar Rapids, Elkader, and Decorah.
Kerry said in a statement “There’s never been a time more urgent for leadership at home that can work for the middle class and tackle existential issues like climate change where we are moving dangerously backward. Joe is uniquely the person running for president who can beat Donald Trump and get to work on day one at home and in the world with no time to waste.”
The former Vice President currently involved in an eight-day, 18-county barnstorm across Iowa, dubbed the “No Malarkey” tour. Biden has used the tour to emphasize the importance of rural areas of the country and to show his experience and readiness to serve as president.
Biden and Kerry were colleagues together in the U.S. Senate before serving under President Barack Obama. Another high-level Obama administration official, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, endorsed Biden in November. Vilsack who was a former Iowa governor and his wife, Christie, joined Biden for several stops on his recent tour.
The Washington Post: John F. Kerry endorses Joe Biden, as the former vice president seeks a boost for his candidacy
Des Moines Register: John F. Kerry endorses Joe Biden, as the former vice president seeks a boost for his candidacy
The Guardian: John Kerry endorses Joe Biden in 2020 Democratic presidential race
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