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Ex-Romney, Mccain Staffers Backing Biden

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Dozens of staffers who worked for two former Republican presidential nominees – the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) – have announced their support for 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

More than 100 McCain staffers signed onto an open letter, dubbing themselves “McCain Alums for Joe Biden.” The signatories include a wide range of people who worked for him during his 35 years in Congress, as well as his presidential campaigns in 2000 and in 2008, when he became the GOP nominee.

“Working for John McCain was an honor, and his example of public service remains a lasting influence on us. His motto, ‘country first,’ and his frequent call on Americans to serve causes greater than our self-interest were not empty slogans like so much of our politics today,” they group wrote. “They were the creed by which he lived and he urged us to do the same. It is in that spirit that we are supporting his friend, Joe Biden.”

They wrote that their endorsement is not an “easy decision for Republicans to make,” but praised Biden’s history of bipartisanship.

“Given the incumbent president’s lack of competent leadership, his efforts to aggravate rather than bridge divisions among Americans, and his failure to uphold American values, we believe the election of former Vice President Biden is clearly in the national interest,” their letter states.

The letter comes shortly after the second anniversary of McCain’s death and just days after his wife, Cindy McCain, boosted Biden at the Democratic National Convention.

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