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Gov. Tony Evers today endorsed presumptive Dem nominee Joe Biden, pledging to do “everything I can do to help elect him.”

“The challenges our country faces demand a president who not only understands the issues facing everyday Wisconsinites and Americans, but who will lead us with kindness, respect, and compassion. That leader is Joe Biden,” Evers said in a release.

The guv did not endorse a candidate ahead of the state’s April 7 primary. At that point, the Dem presidential field still featured a number of candidates and Biden’s main rival for the nomination, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, had not yet dropped out.

A spokeswoman for the Trump campaign said it wasn’t surprising that Evers hadn’t endorsed earlier.

“Evers knows that no one is excited about their underwhelming presidential candidate,” Trump Victory spokeswoman Anna Kelly said. “We look forward to Biden and Evers putting their socialist policy proposals on full display in Milwaukee in a couple weeks so voters can see what they’re really about, and soundly reject it in November.”

See the release here.

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