Biden endorses Brashaw

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Marquita Bradshaw has received the endorsement of her party’s presidential nominee, Joe Biden.

Bradshaw faces Republican Bill Hagerty, who has carried President Donald Trump’s endorsement since before he even officially entered the race.

Here’s the release from the Bradshaw campaign:

Nashville, Tenn. (Oct. 26, 2020) — After taking the stage in Nashville for the final presidential debate last week, former Vice President Joe Biden is lending his support to the state’s Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate 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,” Biden said.

Bradshaw is a working-class single mom from Memphis who has dedicated her life to advocating for environmental justice, workers’ rights, education reform, tax reform and trade policies that help local communities. She won the Democratic primary with a surge of grassroots support against a well-funded opponent with only $22,000 in her campaign budget.

Bradshaw’s people-powered campaign is now rewriting the political playbook in Tennessee with the state on pace to have its largest voter turnout in history. With another week of early vote still to go, more Democrats have already early voted in this election than in 2018 or 2016. Bradshaw’s campaign is proving that Tennessee is not a “red state,” but instead, a low-turnout state — a historic trend that this election is changing with nearly 1 million new active voters since 2018.

Bradshaw became an advocate for environmental justice after growing up near a military landfill that poisoned her community with the remains of chemical agents and nuclear weapons. Her volunteer advocacy efforts led her to a career as a paid organizer for labor rights. Like many Americans, she faced job loss and foreclosure during the Great Recession in 2008.

“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. “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.”  

In just the last few weeks, the campaign has opened seven offices across the state and received key endorsements from U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Courage to Change PAC, and held a virtual fundraising event with former presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg. On Tuesday last week, a telethon-style fundraiser hosted by Third Man Records featured performances by more than 50 musicians and artists. The average donation to Bradshaw’s campaign is less than $25.

18 Responses to Biden endorses Brashaw

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    TJ says:

    I was kinda expecting him to endorse Hagerty.

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    Karen Bracken says:

    Anyone in TN that votes for this woman is voting for Marxism. The far left radical group “Indivisible” has also endorsed this woman. Indivisible is also associated with the marxist anti-American BLM a marxist. She is not good for TN or America.

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      Charles says:

      You apparently do not know what Marxism is.

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        Karen Bracken says:

        YES I DO. Bradshaw is endorsed by MARXIST Indivisible and Indivisible is affiliated with MARXIST BLM. Unless Bradshaw supported marxism they would never be endorsing her. If you support her than it is YOU that has no clue about marxism. She is bad for TN and she is bad for America.

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      Taxpayer #314 says:

      Your statements here are ridiculous, she has no connection to Marxism and Indivisible is a progressive Democratic group that is interested in fair and safe elections. Your comments are just more of the same baseless (R) dirty tricks.

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        Karen Bracken says:

        I HAVE THE PROOF. I have the Indivisible endorsement of her and BLM statement about their association with Indivisible. It obviously is you that doesn’t have a clue about who she is and who supports her.

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    Eddie White says:

    Wow. I really thought that Biden was going to be more of a bipartisan kind of guy. This is very disappointing. I really doubt he has a clue who Bradshaw is.

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      Karen Bracken says:

      Biden is a puppet of the marxist left. He knows exactly who she is or should I say his handlers know who she is. He is as corrupt as the day is long.

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    Michael Kernell says:

    Under Communism Eastern Europe became one of the most dangerously polluted areas on Earth.
    Bradshaw is for preserving the Natural Rights we were given to be preserved and to be good stewards of. Unlike, those godless Marxist/ Communist polluters.

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    Misty Pardner says:

    Proven leader? What has she done?

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      LeeAnn C. says:

      Nothing. She was listed first on the Democratic primary ballot. A lethargic turnout handed her the nomination and now has to attempt making her look like a valid candidate for Senate.

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    Beatrice Shaw says:

    She is a proven community organizer and it was just a matter of time before she attracted great powerhouses like Joe Biden. The momentum out here at polling places is real. You can feel it. There is a lot of energy for positive change and a restoration to good government.

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    Karen Bracken says:

    Anyone that wants to proof that Bradshaw is endorsed by Indivisible and Indivisibles associations with BLM just send me an email. I would not make a statement about her or anyone without the proof. Karen.bracken@reagan.com

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    Taxpayer #314 says:

    Fox News doesn’t count as real news or proof of anything, Karen. Your impressions, are just plain not true but you can imagine, like Stewart does, that everything is perfect in that (R) dreamland.

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      Karen Bracken says:

      I did not say a word about Fox News. I have the proof about this woman. You obviously are either part of her campaign or just another Nashville progressive.

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    Karen Bracken says:

    For those that want to deny that Bradshaw is endorse by the marxist group, Indivisible here is proof that you are either a flat out liar or you are a sheep. https://indivisible.org/candidates

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    Taxpayer #314 says:

    I read the entire article and there is no proof of anything you are saying. Indivisible is a popular and growing political organization to get people registered to vote and to get them to the polls. What they do is mostly educational. You may not personally like the canadates they endorse but the group is certainly not what you say or think they are. Your comments are simply not true in any way and are frankly biased. Do you see “Nashville Progressives” often in your dark neighborhood?

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