Joe Biden endorses Jay Inslee for governor

Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday endorsed Gov. Jay Inslee for reelection.

Biden cited Inslee as having strong, steady leadership during the COVID-19 crisis and a record of results for working families in the state.

“Governor Jay Inslee is a national leader during the COVID-19 crisis and is building an economy that works for everyone in Washington state. As Governor, he delivered results for working families - expanding health care, passing paid family leave, providing sick leave to every Washington worker, and making historic investments in transportation and education,” said Biden. “Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Inslee has shown strong, steady leadership to protect Washingtonians. I am proud to endorse his candidacy and look forward to working alongside him to further expand access to health care, rebuild a strong economy, and continue the global fight against climate change.”

Inslee responded:

“I am honored by Vice President Biden’s endorsement. He will be a president who believes in science, responds to facts, and understands the responsibility of the office he will soon hold. I look forward to having a partner in the White House that shares Washington’s priorities to defeat COVID, fight climate change and build a better future for working families through a more equitable economy, affordable health care, and improved education.”

Inslee is going up against Republican candidate Loren Culp in November.