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Sep 29, 2015 4:13 PM

Steinhauser: State rep. says she's supporting Biden

NH1 Political Director -

CONCORD – If Vice President Joe Biden decides to run for president, he’ll have the backing of Marjorie Smith.

The Democratic state representative from Durham and former chair of the House Judiciary and Finance Committees told NH1 News on Tuesday that “I have decided to endorse the Vice President’s candidacy for president.”

“I think he represents an approach to public policy that recognizes the need to compromise and the need to speak to everybody and I think that’s important,” Smith added.

Smith’s endorsement was first touted Tuesday morning by Draft Biden, the outside group laying the groundwork should Biden decide to launch what would be a third campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Told about the Draft Biden’s release noting her endorsement, Smith said “I’m not taking this position in order to jockey for anything at all. I’m just an individual who cares deeply about this country and I best reflection was that the Vice President was the best candidate who I thought could best lead this country.

Smith says she stayed neutral in the 2008 first-in-the-nation primary, not backing either then Sens. Biden of Delaware, Hillary Clinton of New York, Barack Obama of Illinois, or any of the other candidates.

Read: First on NH1 News: Draft Biden beefs up operations in NH


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