U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan speaks outside the Madison City-County building during a National Day of Action rally on gun violence attended by community leaders and local activists on June 29, 2016 in Madison, WI. PHOTO BY SAIYNA BASHIR

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, an ardent Bernie Sanders supporter who served as chair of the Vermont independent’s presidential campaign in Wisconsin, is endorsing Joe Biden.

The Biden campaign today announced endorsements from Pocan and seven other members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, which the Town of Vermont Dem co-chairs. In a statement, the CPC members pledged to “initiate a wave of progressive organizing on issues we care about so passionately.”

“Together we must turn the country towards a fundamentally new direction of equality, prosperity and justice under the strong and decent leadership of Vice President Joe Biden,” they said.

A Pocan spokesman was not immediately available for comment.

The endorsement is the third from the Wisconsin congressional delegation’s Dems. U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin endorsed Biden last week while U.S. Rep. Ron Kind said on April 3 he was backing the former vice president.

See the release here.

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