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    A two-time failed presidential candidate from the Democratic party and former US secretary of state, Clinton lost her second presidential bid to Donald Trump in 2016.

    Hilary Clinton has endorsed former US vice president and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden for president, CBS News reported on Tuesday.

    "I want to add my voice to the many who have endorsed you to be our President", Clinton addressed Biden at his 3 pm ET town hall. "I wish you were president right now. I can't wait".

    She praised him as "the kind of person we want back in the White House".

    Clinton said she and Biden shared a lot of values, including family values.

    Biden became the presumptive Democratic nominee to face Trump in the November elections following the withdrawal of all of his rival Democratic Party presidential candidates, including Bernie Sanders, consolidating the party's support behind him more than two months earlier than Clinton herself did in 2016.

    A USA Today/Suffolk University poll published on Monday showed Biden running six points ahead of Trump in a three way race with another candidate by 44 percent to 38 percent, and leading the president by a ten-point margin, 50 percent to 40 percent in a direct two-way race.

    Clinton lost the 2008 race for the Democratic presidential nomination to then-Senator Barack Obama and later served as his secretary of state. In 2016, she won the Democratic nomination and the popular vote but lost by a wide margin in the Electoral College.

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