DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack plans to publicly endorse former Vice President Joe Biden for president on Saturday.
Two people close to the Biden campaign told The Associated Press on Friday that the former two-term governor, who served with Biden in the Obama administration as U.S. secretary of agriculture, and his wife, Christie Vilsack, plan to appear with Biden and his wife, Jill, at a rally in Des Moines.
The two people spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the plans publicly.
Vilsack has been a longtime friend of Biden’s, supporting him during Biden’s first exploration of a presidential campaign in 1987.
The news comes as support for Biden in Iowa polls has slipped behind that of Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg.