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Richmond to leave Congress for senior Biden Administration role

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Posted at 5:22 PM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 18:22:24-05

U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond will leave his seat in Congress to join President-elect Joe Biden's administration in a senior role, our media partners at The Advocate report.

Sources confirmed the move to the newspaper on Monday ahead of a Tuesday morning press conference Richmond scheduled at the Lakefront Airport in new Orleans to discuss the future of his congressional seat.

Richmond, 47, was an early backer of Biden's presidential bid and spent much of the past 18 months touting Biden's candidacy as his campaign's national co-chair as well as the co-chair of Biden's transition team, the Advocate reports.

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