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Michelle Kwan joins Biden campaign

Posted at 4:35 PM, Apr 25, 2019
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Former vice president Joe Biden speaks at a rally in support of striking Stop & Shop workers in Boston, Thursday, April 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan joins former Vice President Joe Biden’s 2020 Presidential campaign. Biden officially announced his candidacy on Thursday.

His campaign, Biden for President, followed up with a release announcing the senior campaign team. Kwan will serve as surrogates director for the campaign.

The World Champion figure skater wrote on Instagram that she is “thrilled” Biden is running. Kwan worked on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential campaign in the area of voter outreach.

 

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I’m thrilled that @joebiden announced that he’s running for President! I know that there is already a field of incredible democratic candidates and the 2020 election is so important we cannot lose sight of the big picture. Ultimately, I believe that the Vice President is the ideal candidate to unify our country with his experience, knowledge and track record of fighting for Americans. He has worked side by side with @barackobama to pass the Affordable Care Act, which expanded health insurance to 20 million people and protected people with pre-existing conditions. He championed marriage equality and remains at the forefront of ensuring LGBTQ rights. He has tackled climate change and pollution to protect our environment. He has earned the respect of the international community and, through his leadership, he will strengthen our relationships with our allies and stand up to meet rising global challenges. Most importantly, VP Biden has a reputation for getting things done – from implementing the most comprehensive and progressive investments in our nation’s infrastructure and clean energy industries, to writing the Violence Against Women Act, to taking on the the NRA and winning (twice!). He’s the candidate that I’m proud to support because he will do what it takes to restore the soul of this nation, rebuild the backbone of the country, and unify America.

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