NORTH CAROLINA -- Former Vice President and current Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has endorsed Dan McCready in the 9th district race.

He released a statement to Spectrum News about the race where McCready is running against Republican candidate Dan Bishop for the seat in Congress.

Dan McCready is precisely the kind of leader that North Carolina deserves: one who'll put country over party, who's brought jobs to his community and who will protect coverage for those with preexisting conditions - not dismantle it to cut taxes for the rich. He honorably served our nation in uniform and in congress, he would make his home proud every single day.  I admire Dan and am thrilled to support him.

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President Trump endorsed candidate Bishop on Twitter earlier this week saying he is “looking forward” to being with Bishop in North Carolina soon.