Democratic candidate Marquita Bradshaw, who is running against Republican candidate Bill Hagerty for a seat in the United States Senate, scored an official endorsement from Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Monday.
“Marquita is a proven leader who will fight for the needs of working families — needs she understands because she’s faced the same struggles they have," Biden said in a statement. "I am proud to endorse Marquita’s candidacy for U.S. Senate."
A native of Memphis, Bradshaw became the Tennessee Democratic Party's nominee for Senate after winning an upset victory in the Democratic primary back in August.
Bradshaw has also been endorsed by Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg.
"I know what it’s like to be living one paycheck away from poverty, and to feel the crushing weight of student loan debt and medical bills, while trying to care for your family,” Bradshaw said of the endorsement.
“There is so much divisiveness in this country, but at the end of the day, we all want the same things — wages we can live on, good schools for our kids, and communities that are safe and healthy. I look forward to working as a senator with the Biden administration to accomplish this vision for our country together.”
President Donald Trump has also thrown an endorsement into Tennessee's senate race, though predictably for Brashaw's Republican opponent, Hagerty.