Finkenauer is the first House member from Iowa to back a candidate in the presidential race
Rep. Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday.(Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Iowa Democratic Rep. Abby Finkenauer announced Thursday that she is endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden in the presidential primary, becoming the first Iowa Democratic House member to back a candidate in the race.
“Joe Biden’s character, record, and commitment to rebuilding the backbone of the country — the middle class — is what Iowa and this country needs,” the first-term congresswoman said in a statement. “Across the country, and especially in Iowa, too many families are being left behind by our current president. It’s time we have leadership in the White House who believes in the value of not only uniting a divided Congress, but uniting our country through common sense, dignity, and respect.”