Biden endorses Kind for re-election

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — Former Vice President Joe Biden endorsed U.S. Rep. Ron Kind Thursday for re-election to Wisconsin’s 3rd District congressional seat.

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“In the years I’ve known Ron, he has proven himself to be a tireless advocate for Wisconsin families,” the Democratic presidential candidate said of the La Crosse Democrat.
“Seeking out common ground is something that’s all too rare in Congress these days, but Ron values bipartisanship and is always willing to work across the aisle to get things done for his district,” Biden said.

“He knows the struggles workers, farmers and families are facing and goes to bat for them — working to protect Social Security and Medicare, ensuring those with pre-existing conditions are covered, and fighting for family farmers,” he said.
Expressing gratitude for the endorsement, Kind said, “As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, we must ensure that we have the tools to emerge stronger. There is a lot of work that needs to be done, and I look forward to working with Biden to build a stronger Wisconsin and America.”

The endorsement is mutual, as Kind announced in April that he was backing Biden for president.
The 57-year-old Kind, who has represented the 3rd District since 1997, faces a challenge from Derrick Van Orden of Hager City, a former Navy SEAL.