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Olympic Medalist Michelle Kwan Joins Joe Biden’s Campaign

Michelle Kwan
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Two time Olympic medalist and former figure skater Michelle Kwan is joining Joe Biden’s presidential campaign. According to the Washington Examiner, Kwan is expected to serve as Biden’s surrogate director for the 2020 election. Previously she was a surrogate outreach coordinator during Hillary Clinton’s campaign in the 2016 election.

Kwan’s addition to the campaign was announced in tandem to Biden’s announcement of his presidential candidacy on Thursday. In an Instagram post, Kwan wrote that she is “thrilled that @joebiden announced that he’s running for President!”

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I’m thrilled that @joebiden announced that he’s running for President! I know that there is already a field of incredible democratic candidates and the 2020 election is so important we cannot lose sight of the big picture. Ultimately, I believe that the Vice President is the ideal candidate to unify our country with his experience, knowledge and track record of fighting for Americans. He has worked side by side with @barackobama to pass the Affordable Care Act, which expanded health insurance to 20 million people and protected people with pre-existing conditions. He championed marriage equality and remains at the forefront of ensuring LGBTQ rights. He has tackled climate change and pollution to protect our environment. He has earned the respect of the international community and, through his leadership, he will strengthen our relationships with our allies and stand up to meet rising global challenges. Most importantly, VP Biden has a reputation for getting things done – from implementing the most comprehensive and progressive investments in our nation’s infrastructure and clean energy industries, to writing the Violence Against Women Act, to taking on the the NRA and winning (twice!). He’s the candidate that I’m proud to support because he will do what it takes to restore the soul of this nation, rebuild the backbone of the country, and unify America.

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She said, “Ultimately, I believe that the Vice President is the ideal candidate to unify our country with his experience, knowledge and track record of fighting for Americans.”

Kwan was named a public diplomacy ambassador by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in 2006, according to Wikipedia. It was through this role she worked with then Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Obama administration. She also received her masters degree in International Relations at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, graduating in  2011.

Biden joins the race among 21 other democratic contenders, his third run for the White House.

Kwan remarks that, “I know that there is already a field of incredible democratic candidates and the 2020 election is so important we cannot lose sight of the big picture….He’s the candidate that I’m proud to support because he will do what it takes to restore the soul of this nation, rebuild the backbone of the country, and unify America.”

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