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Cindy McCain denies plans to back Joe Biden in 2020 race against Trump

Apr 24, 2019, 1:15 PM
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PHOENIX — Cindy McCain pushed back against a report that she would back Democrat Joe Biden in his anticipated presidential run against Donald Trump, saying Wednesday that she will not get involved in the race.

The widow of Sen. John McCain, who was a Republican, said in a tweet that she has “no intention of getting involved in presidential politics.”

McCain spoke out after a Washington Examiner article said she and daughter Meghan would break from the Republican Party and “offer their public support in the hope of removing Trump from office in 2020.”

Biden has not yet entered the 2020 race, but a source told The Associated Press that he will launch his presidential campaign Thursday.

The article sourced people “close to both Biden’s presidential campaign and the McCains” who said the family members’ “support for Biden was a given.”

One of the sources also said Meghan McCain would voice support of Biden “should he get the nomination.”

With 20 candidates — including six women, five people of color and one member of the LGBTQ community — the Democratic primary field is already a crowded one.

If he ends up announcing, Biden would be the most experienced politician in the race, and, at 76, the second-oldest, after 77-year-old Bernie Sanders.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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