Following in the footsteps of President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden on Friday endorsed Joe Garcia, giving the Miami Democrat more high-profile support in his contested race for Congress.
"As a former Congressman, Joe fought to pass comprehensive immigration reform, make college more affordable, and protect access to health care for all," Biden said in a statement provided by Garcia's campaign. "Hardworking Floridians and their families can count on Joe to continue fighting for them in Congress and to keep moving Florida and our country forward."
Obama backed Garcia on Monday. He's trying to unseat Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo, a freshman representing Florida's 26th district. Neither Obama nor Biden have scheduled any campaign appearances with Garcia.
"There are few people who advocate for working and middle class families more passionately than Vice President Joe Biden, so I’m honored to have his support," Garcia said in a statement.