SAN ANTONIO – Former vice president Joe Biden made a campaign stop late Friday afternoon in San Antonio.
The Democratic presidential candidate attended a community event at La Villita, where he announced some new endorsements, including from two San Antonians.
The endorsements, first shared with The Texas Tribune, include former Mayor Phil Hardberger, who narrowly defeated presidential candidate Julian Castro in the 2005 mayoral race before Castro won four years later when Hardberger reached his term limit. Now, Castro is an opponent of Biden.
Biden was also endorsed by state Sen. Jose Menendez.
The Democratic presidential candidate is facing eight other Democrats to be the party’s nominee.
Biden has been a frontrunner in most national polls, including a new CNN poll that shows him in the lead in Texas.
The Texas primary is scheduled for March 3.