BREAKING: VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN ENDORSES JACKIE GORDON FOR CONGRESS

09/14/2020

September 14, 2020

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BREAKING: VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN ENDORSES JACKIE GORDON FOR CONGRESS

Vice President Joe Biden joins growing list of endorsements in NY-02 race

 

BABYLON, NY— Today, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Jackie Gordon, candidate for New York’s Second Congressional District, announced that she has received the endorsement of Vice President Joe Biden. 

 

In announcing his endorsement, Vice President Biden said: “I am proud to endorse Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Jackie Gordon for Congress to represent New York’s 2nd Congressional District. Jackie has served her community as a military police officer and an educator and will continue that service in Washington. I know Jackie will fight hard for Long Island's working families and make their voices heard in Congress." 

 

The race for New York’s 2nd Congressional District is widely regarded as one of the most competitive in the country. Biden’s endorsement comes on the heels of POLITICO upgrading the race from “Lean Republican” to “Toss Up.”  And in an indication of the campaign’s strength and momentum, both Inside Elections and Cook Political Report have shifted the race in Jackie’s favor.

 

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of Vice President Biden and appear alongside him on the ballot this November. As a combat veteran and fellow Blue Star parent, I look forward to calling Vice President Biden our Commander in Chief and working with him in Washington to protect our troops, serve our veterans, and deliver for the people of Long Island’s South Shore,” Gordon said. 

 

Vice President Biden joins President Barack Obama, his running mate Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Chuck Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, as the latest in a series of high-profile endorsements the Gordon campaign has announced this year. 

 

Gordon recently received the support of a number of organizations with a history of bipartisan endorsements in NY-02 including the New York State AFL-CIO, Teamsters Local 237, and Sheet Metal Workers Local 28. This marks the first time that the AFL-CIO has made an endorsement in NY-02 in over a decade. 

 

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 Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Jackie Gordon is the Democratic candidate for New York’s Second Congressional District.  LTC Gordon retired from the Army Reserve after serving honorably for 29 years, she was an educator for more than three decades, and was the first Black woman to serve on the Babylon Town Council. 

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