Joe Biden endorses Tennessee candidate for U.S. Senate Marquita Bradshaw

Joe Biden endorses Tennessee candidate for U.S. Senate Marquita Bradshaw
The Associated Press has declared Marquita Bradshaw, of Memphis, winner of the Democratic Senate primary in Tennessee. (Source: Facebook/Marquita Bradshaw)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMC) - Presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden is lending his support for Tennessee’s U.S. Senate Democratic nominee Marquita Bradshaw.

“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. I am proud to endorse Marquita’s candidacy for U.S. Senate,” said Biden.

Bradshaw and Hagerty spend days before voting opens greeting supporters

Bradshaw has made history in Tennessee, becoming the first Black woman in the state to be nominated for U.S. Senate by a major political party.

“It’s time for us to move forward and lay racism to bed,” she told WMC back in August.

Memphian Marquita Bradshaw makes history as Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate

The South Memphis native and University of Memphis graduate ran a grassroots, progressive campaign focused on environmental justice and education.

Bradshaw’s opponent, Republican Senate nominee Bill Hagerty was previously endorsed by President Donald Trump earlier this year.

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