Garcetti Says Biden is 'Easy Endorsement' for Him

Rebekah Sager
February 14, 2020 - 3:22 pm

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Ahead of the Feb. 22 Nevada Democratic Caucus, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is traveling to Las Vegas this weekend to campaign for Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden.

Garcetti sat down with In-Depth hosts to talk about this support of the former VP. 

Garcetti is the co-chair of the Biden for President campaign.


Admitting Biden's difficulty in Iowa and New Hampshire, the mayor said, "The first two states were a slog. But nobody who's done more for L.A. It's a very easy endorsement for me," Garcetti said. 

According to a schedule released at 10 a.m. today, the mayor on Saturday will attend an organizing event at KO Knudson Middle School, 2400 Atlantic St. At 7 p.m., Garcetti will attend the Clark County Democrats Kick-Off to Caucus Gala at the Tropicana Las Vegas, 3801 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

On Sunday, Garcetti is scheduled to attend at two canvass kickoff events, one at 8:45 a.m. at the Biden for President East Las Vegas Field Office at 2790 E. Flamingo Road, Suite F, and another at 6 p.m. at the Biden for President North Las Vegas Field Office, 4841 W. Craig Road.

Garcetti was honest about Biden's challenges should he not win South Carolina. But Garcetti remained largely upbeat, saying that "Super Tuesday is full of a lot of states that are Joe Biden states... if there was a normal democracy and we all voted tomorrow, he'd probably be our nominee or right up there tied with Bernie Sanders." 

Biden's campaign was soaring above the competition this summer in the national polls, but in recent weeks, polls show he's been eclipsed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who received the most votes in Tuesday's New Hampshire Democratic Primary Election, whereas Biden finished fifth.

Biden is in Nevada Friday to host an early voting event at 5 p.m. at the Sun City MacDonald Ranch at 2020 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway in Henderson.

"He's put his heart and soul into this city, and I thought this city owed it to him, so, it's an easy endorsement for me," Garcetti said. 

Yusef Robb, a spokesperson for Garcetti, said the mayor's trip is not being not paid for with city funds.

CNS contributed to this story.