Joe Biden

Indivisible, the Progressive Group Never Keen on Biden, Endorses the Former VP

The apparent Democratic nominee is "Abraham Lincoln compared to Donald Trump," the group's co-founder said

In this March 10, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential hopeful former Vice President Joe Biden walks out after speaking at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Indivisible, the influential progressive "resistance" group founded in the wake of President Donald Trump's election, plans to endorse Joe Biden on Monday, its founders told NBC News.

The former vice president was never the group's favored candidate to take on Trump, with a February survey of its members showing that just 6 percent picked Biden among the then-crowded Democratic presidential primary field, well behind Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.

But the group's grassroots members and local chapter leaders voted overwhelmingly to support Biden, the apparent Democratic nominee, with Indivisible co-founder Ezra Levin calling him "Abraham Lincoln compared to Donald Trump."

About 95 percent of Indivisible's members backed endorsing Biden.

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