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Biden Campaign Press Release - WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Former Secretary of State John Kerry Endorses Joe Biden for President

December 05, 2019

John Kerry, former Secretary of State, 2004 Democratic nominee for President, and five-term U.S. Senator representing Massachusetts endorsed Joe Biden for President of the United States. Secretary Kerry will join Joe Biden on the "No Malarkey" barnstorm on Friday, December 6 starting in Cedar Rapids, IA. Kerry will also travel to New Hampshire with Joe Biden on Sunday, December 8.

"I don't endorse lightly. Joe and I both got into public service to make our country fairer for people and make the world safer. I've watched Joe do exactly that as a senator, statesman, and vice president," said Kerry.

Secretary Kerry is the fourth former Obama-Biden cabinet member to endorse Biden. His support comes a few weeks after more than 130 national security and foreign policy professionals endorsed Biden as the best candidate to restore our global leadership.

John Kerry, Former Secretary of State
https://twitter.com/JohnKerry/status/1202638045096370176

Dr. Jill Biden, Former Second Lady of the United States
https://twitter.com/DrBiden/status/1202690196422217756

Doug Sovern, Political Reporter, KCBS Radio
https://twitter.com/SovernNation/status/1202636816706195456

Jeff Zeleny, Senior Washington Correspondent, CNN
https://twitter.com/jeffzeleny/status/1202635348544806913

Jonathan Allen, Political Reporter, NBC News
https://twitter.com/jonallendc/status/1202637304864681984

Jennifer Epstein, Reporter, Bloomberg News
https://twitter.com/jeneps/status/1202635998661922816

Washington Post: John F. Kerry endorses Joe Biden, as the former vice president seeks a boost for his candidacy

"Former secretary of state John F. Kerry endorsed Joe Biden's presidential candidacy on Thursday, saying his longtime friend and colleague has the character, experience and leadership skills to restore the nation's standing abroad and confront urgent problems at home.

"'I'm not endorsing Joe because I've known him a long time. I'm endorsing him because I know him so well,' Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, said in a telephone interview ahead of the formal announcement of his endorsement."

Des Moines Register: John Kerry will campaign for Joe Biden in Iowa Friday after endorsing the former vice president

"Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee and winner of the Iowa caucuses that year, endorsed Biden for president on Thursday. He will join the former vice president for campaign stops in Cedar Rapids, Elkader and Decorah on Friday.

"'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 backwards. 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,' Kerry said in a statement."

Boston Globe: John Kerry endorses Joe Biden for Democratic nomination

"Former secretary of state John F. Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, endorsed Joe Biden for president Thursday, saying the former vice president is the leader the country 'desperately needs right now.' Citing his long friendship with Biden, Kerry said in a statement that 'I've never before seen the world more in need of someone who on day one can begin the incredibly hard work of putting back together the world Donald Trump has smashed apart.'"

New Hampshire Union Leader: Former Sen. Kerry backs Joe Biden for 2020

"Former Secretary of State, senator and 2004 Democratic nominee for President John Kerry is endorsing the 2020 candidacy of Joe Biden. The two will campaign together in Iowa and New Hampshire, campaign officials have confirmed ... 'I believe Joe Biden is the President our country desperately needs right now, not because I've known Joe so long, but because I know Joe so well. I've never before seen the world more in need of someone who on day one can begin the incredibly hard work of putting back together the world Donald Trump has smashed apart,' Kerry said in a statement."

Joseph R. Biden, Biden Campaign Press Release - WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Former Secretary of State John Kerry Endorses Joe Biden for President Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/366895

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