Press Release

Vice President Joe Biden Endorses Congresswoman Lauren Underwood For Reelection

Biden’s Endorsement Comes on the Heels of Key Newspaper Endorsements and the Beginning of Early Voting in Illinois


ST. CHARLES, IL – On the first day of early voting in Illinois, Vice President Joe Biden has announced his enthusiastic endorsement of Congresswoman Lauren Underwood’s reelection in Illinois’ 14th Congressional District. Biden’s endorsement comes on the heels of The Chicago Sun-Times, The Northwest Herald, and The Daily Herald all endorsing Underwood for reelection. Notably, The Northwest Herald endorsed Underwood’s opponent in 2018, marking a substantial shift and a recognition that Underwood has been working hard — and getting results — for her community.


“A registered nurse and public health expert, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood is the leader we need fighting for our families in Congress, particularly as we confront COVID-19,” said Vice President Joe Biden. “I am proud to have been on Team Underwood since her 2018 campaign and I look forward to working with her to expand access to affordable, high-quality healthcare for all American families.”


“Showing up, listening, and doing the work matters — that’s what my campaign is all about. I’m so grateful to the Vice President and our local newspapers for their support,” Underwood said of the endorsements, “When I ran for Congress in 2018, I promised I would be the most accessible Congresswoman this community has ever seen. Since my swearing in, I’ve hosted more than 25 town hall meetings and 135 public events in our community. I’m so proud that I’ve been able to take my constituents’ concerns with me to Washington and make real progress to lower the cost of health care for our families. I look forward to continuing to work in a bipartisan way to deliver results for our community during the 117th Congress.”


In addition to these endorsements, Underwood has been endorsed by the Illinois Farm Bureau’s ACTIVATOR PAC, President Barack Obama, the Illinois AFL-CIO, and more.


Underwood has had three pieces of bipartisan legislation signed into law by President Trump and is locked in a race rated as a “toss-up” by Real Clear Politics.