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Obama to endorse Biden's 2020 presidential campaign - sources

14 April 2020 - 17:15 By Steve Holland and Trevor Hunnicutt
Former US president Barack Obama is expected to endorse Joe Biden's campaign in a video to be released later on Tuesday.
Former US president Barack Obama is expected to endorse Joe Biden's campaign in a video to be released later on Tuesday.
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Former US President Barack Obama will finally endorse his vice president Joe Biden's presidential campaign on Tuesday, according to two people familiar with the matter, in an effort to bring the Democratic Party together ahead of the election.

The endorsement is expected to come in a video to be released later on Tuesday, one of the people said.

Obama's backing would come a day after Biden's last remaining rival in the Democratic nomination race, Senator Bernie Sanders, provided his endorsement on Monday.

Three years after they departed the White House, Barack Obama and his wife Michelle remain two of the most beloved figures in the Democratic Party.

The former president stayed neutral even as his party's presidential hopefuls waged war for a year over his legacy, policies and who would be the best candidate to take on President Donald Trump in the November 3 election.

"It will be a game-changer for the vice president," said Democratic strategist Antjuan Seawright. "He is a uniting partner in helping bridge this party after an intense primary and paving the road ahead." 

- Reuters


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