Presidential nominee Joe Biden won the endorsement on Tuesday of Hillary Clinton. The endorsement, at an online town hall on the effects of the coronavirus crisis on women, came as Biden aims to raise his profile with female voters and other key demographic groups. Biden has vowed to pick a woman as his running mate this year; he introduced Clinton at the town hall as the person who should be now be president. Clinton told the former vice president: “I am thrilled to be part of your campaign to not only endorse you but to help highlight a lot of the issues that are at stake in this presidential election.”
Clinton – who was formerly the Secretary of State, as well as a U.S. senator from New York, and of course, First Lady – was defeated in the 2016 presidential election by Republican Donald Trump, despite winning the popular vote. She also lost the 2008 Democratic presidential race to Barack Obama, whom Biden served as vice president.
Clinton was Obama’s first secretary of state. Biden decided against mounting a campaign against her in 2016 as he grieved the death of his son Beau. Obama, the first black U.S. president, endorsed Biden’s campaign two weeks ago after Sanders’ withdrawal from the contest.
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