Joe Biden Endorses Dr. Eliz Markowitz (D. TX) In Her Bid To Flip The Texas State House Blue

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Here’s the latest news out of Texas:

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is backing Eliz Markowitz in the special election runoff for state House District 28, her highest-profile endorsement yet in the battleground race.

Markowitz faces Republican businessman Gary Gates in the Jan. 28 race to replace former Rep. John Zerwas, R-Richmond. Democrats are working to flip the suburban Houston seat as they look to capture the House majority in November.

Biden cited Markowitz’s extensive education background in endorsing her. Markowitz, who ran unsuccessfully last year for the State Board of Education, is a longtime instructor, trainer and author with The Princeton Review.

“I’m from a family of teachers and I know the real deal: Not only is Eliz an educator and activist — she’s the kind of fighter who will bring heart and smarts to the statehouse and to communities across Texas and at home in Fort Bend County,” Biden said in a statement. “She has worked to boost access to health care and quality public education, and to train other teachers across the country. Let’s help her continue that fight for our families and futures on January 28th.”

Dr. Markowitz wasted no time capitalizing on Biden’s endorsement. Here’s an e-mail from the campaign I received from his campaign:

HUGE NEWS: Eliz just picked up the endorsement of Former Vice President Joe Biden!

Vice President Biden is officially on Team Eliz — and he is rolling up his sleeves to ensure victory! Will you join him by chipping in $5 today? Let’s get to work securing the future we deserve on January 28th.

Vice President Biden knows the value of strong leadership in the fight to strengthen our schools, create higher paying jobs, lower prescription drug prices, protect women’s rights, and so much more. The stakes couldn’t be higher, which is why it’s important that we WIN a race so critical to the future of Texas.

Vice President Biden sent a message to friends and supporters about the importance of winning our January 28th runoff. Check out what he had to say below, and then chip in to help defeat our Republican opponent on January 28th!

— Team Eliz

Vice President Biden knows the value of strong leadership in the fight to strengthen our schools, create higher paying jobs, lower prescription drug prices, protect women’s rights, and so much more. The stakes couldn’t be higher, which is why it’s important that we WIN a race so critical to the future of Texas.

Vice President Biden sent a message to friends and supporters about the importance of winning our January 28th runoff. Check out what he had to say below, and then chip in to help defeat our Republican opponent on January 28th!

— Team Eliz’[

Click here to donate to Dr. Markowitz’s campaign.