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Mayor Stoney at Biden rally: ‘This is all at risk’

Posted at 11:35 PM, Mar 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-01 23:35:52-05

NORFOLK, Va. -- Former Vice President Joe Biden rallied Virginia voters during a campaign stop in Norfolk Sunday ahead of Super Tuesday.

Sen. Tim Kaine, former Gov. Terry McAullife and Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney showed their support at the event at Booker T. Washington High School.

Stoney told the crowd the 2020 election is the biggest of our time.

“That fear is real. It’s real for people who benefit from good Democratic policies. People like our seniors who benefit from Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare and the Affordable Care Act,” Stoney said. “Believe it or not, this is all at risk.”

Momentum for the Biden campaign continues to build after he won the South Carolina primaries. With all precincts reporting, Biden walked away with a nearly 30-point win over the other candidates. Bernie Sanders followed with 19.9% of the votes.

Kaine praised the former vice president's "character and experience."

"America is afflicted by a President who delights in division, cruelty, lies, and chaos," Kaine posted on Twitter. "We deserve better in the Oval Office. In Virginia's primary, I will proudly vote for @JoeBiden. Joe has exemplary heart, character, and experience—and he’s a leader our kids can look up to."

Announcing his endorsement of Biden, Gov. McAuliffe posted on Twitter saying in part, "It’s time to unite behind the candidate who can beat Trump. @joebiden has the experience, character, and broad appeal to win Virginia and the White House in 2020."

According to the most recent poll from the Wason Center at Christopher Newport University, Joe Biden leads at 22% ahead of Super Tuesday. On March 3, Virginia residents will be able to vote in the Democratic Presidential Primary.