Former Vice President Joe Biden endorsed Tom Malinowski in his campaign to unseat Leonard Lance in New Jersey’s 7th District. Before serving as Vice President, Biden was a six-term Senator from Delaware. During his career he passed many pieces of landmark legislation, including the Violence Against Women Act.
“We are living through a battle for the soul of our nation,” Biden said, “and Tom has spent his life fighting for the best of what America can be. Tom and his mother came to America fleeing an autocratic regime, and after growing up in New Jersey, he represented America in our fight for democracy and freedom around the world. We need leaders like Tom in Washington standing up for American values at home – for policies that favor the middle class, defend our health care and the environment, and protect our democracy and the rights of all Americans. Tom has my wholehearted endorsement.”
“I was honored to serve with Joe under President Barack Obama,” Malinowski said. “He has spent his entire life serving our country, advocating for the middle class, for workers, women, and anyone without a seat at the table in Washington, championing principled American leadership in the world, always with honesty, sincerity and passion. I am humbled to receive his endorsement.”
Tom Malinowski is the former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. He also served as Washington Director of Human Rights Watch, and as a Senior Director on the National Security Council.