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Biden adds Blunt Rochester as campaign co-chair

Delaware Public Media

Delaware’s Congresswoman is joining former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign team.


The Biden campaign announced Wednesday it’s tapping the state’s lone U.S. House member Lisa Blunt-Rochester to serve as a National Campaign Co-Chair.

She joins Louisiana Congressman Cedric Richman and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to lead Biden’s campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

This comes after Biden won nine states on Super Tuesday and claimed the delegate lead in the Democratic race.


"I am honored to join Joe’s campaign as a national co-chair and build upon the incredible energy and enthusiasm we are witnessing across the country for Joe," said Blunt Rochester in a statement. "Together, we will grow this campaign into an even stronger movement that turns out voters to the ballot box in November and ensure we make Donald Trump a one-term president.”

Blunt-Rochester was one of the first members of Congress to endorse Biden after he launched his campaign almost a year ago.

She has served in Congress since 2017 and is the Assistant Whip for House Leadership, as well as a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the New Democrat Coalition.

 “Lisa Blunt Rochester is a friend, fighter, and role model for all Delawareans. I have known her for many years and she is an exemplary leader who has fought for health care, criminal justice reform, and working families,” said Biden in a statement.


Six states hold primaries next week on Tuesday with a dwindling Democratic field that saw Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren drop out Thursday.

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