Former Vice President Joe Biden, a darling of the working-class crowd, has thrown his support behind Annette Taddeo, a Democrat vying for an open Miami-Dade County state Senate seat against Republican state Rep. Jose Felix Diaz.
Biden’s backing comes days before Tuesday’s special election, where early voting is underway. More than 24,000 ballots already have been cast through the mail, according to the Miami-Dade County elections office website.
“We have a real shot to elect a strong Democrat and proven leader, Annette Taddeo to the state senate. If you believe we need stronger schools, protect access to affordable healthcare and stronger communities then you need to make your plans to vote for Annette Taddeo,” Biden said in a press release issued by Taddeo’s campaign Thursday.