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Cory Booker endorses Joe Biden for president

Former Vice President Joe Biden has picked up an endorsement from yet another former Democratic rival.

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) on Monday endorsed Biden for president, saying the former vice president "won't only win — he'll show there's more that unites us than divides us." In an email to supporters, Booker also said that "while I'm no longer running for president, I still know that to win, Democrats need a nominee who understands that the way to beat Donald Trump is to bring people together."

Booker joins the growing list of former Democratic candidates for president who have backed Biden after he recently picked up endorsements from Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas), former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D).

The New York Times reports Booker and Harris will both appear with Biden at a Monday night rally in Detroit, and Booker will also campaign with Biden in Flint, Michigan. Michigan is one of six states set to hold its primary on Tuesday, a week after Biden dominated on Super Tuesday and became the heavy favorite to win the Democratic nomination. A CNN poll of registered voters on Monday showed Biden leading Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) by 16 points nationally.