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The mayor of Pocahontas, Iowa, has endorsed Joe Biden over Elizabeth Warren three months out from the first-in-the-nation caucuses — an overlap in Democratic presidential politics between a small municipality and President Trump’s derisive nickname for one of the party’s leading candidate.
Trump frequently mocks Warren as “Pocahontas,” a play on the Massachusetts senator’s claims to Native American ancestry when applying to law school professor jobs in the 1980s and 1990s. Last year, she released DNA test results that revealed she had one Native American ancestor six to 10 generations ago.
Dick Gruber, mayor of the rural, northwest Iowa city of under 2,000 people, announced he was backing the former vice president, 76, over Warren, 70, via the Biden campaign.
Jake Braun, Biden’s Iowa state director, touted the endorsement alongside nine others in an email Friday morning to reporters.