Lori Lightfoot among 14 Black U.S. mayors, featured in new 'Joe Biden for President' ad

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Sunday, October 11, 2020
Lori Lightfoot among 14 Black mayors featured in Biden ad
It's the latest in a push nationally to educate and energize Black voters, according to the Joe Biden campaign.

More than a dozen Black mayors, including Chicago's Lori Lightfoot, are being featured in a new Joe Biden for President national ad series.

The campaign released a series of ads featuring 14 Black U.S. mayors for what it calls a direct message to Black men and women about utilizing their collective power as voters during the 2020 election.

The Joe Biden campaign released a new ad Saturday, featuring Chicago's Mayor Lori Lightfoot and 13 other Black U.S. mayors.

It's the latest in a push nationally and in key battleground states to educate and energize Black voters, said the campaign in a release.

The 60-second "Mayors" ad begins airing Saturday on television, radio, and digital outlets across the country.

In it, Lightfoot first appears alongside fellow female mayors Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles, Flagstaff, Arizona Mayor Coral Evans, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser

The ad then turns to the Black male mayors which include Birmingham, Alabama Mayor Randall Woodfin, Columbia, South Carolina Mayor Steven Benjamin, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Richmond, Virginia Mayor Levar Stoney, Stockton, California Mayor Michael Tubbs and St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter.