Biden backs Democrat Sisolak in close Nevada governor’s race

October 10, 2018 GMT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is endorsing Nevada Democratic candidate for governor Steve Sisolak.

Sisolak’s campaign announced the endorsement Wednesday with a statement from Biden calling the candidate “my kind of candidate.”

Biden says Sisolak came from a blue-collar background, knows the challenges of raising a family as a single father and will protect families.

Sisolak, the chairman of the Clark County Commission, is running against Republican Attorney General Adam Laxalt.

He’s also been endorsed by former President Barack Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder.

Biden has endorsed several other Nevada candidates this year and appeared in a video Tuesday night backing Democrat Susie Lee in Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District.

He endorsed her in March.