Harris Co. Judge Lina Hidalgo endorses Elizabeth Warren for president

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced Friday she is endorsing Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren for president.

The announcement came nearly a week after Mayor Sylvester Turner announced his endorsement for former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg.

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"The Elizabeth Warren you speak with one-on-one is the same Elizabeth you see on the stump," said Hidalgo on Twitter. "She's a genuine person who will tell you exactly what she believes and where she stands."

Warren responded to the endorsement via her campaign saying, "I'm incredibly grateful to have the support of Judge Hidalgo, who has been a forceful and persistent champion for Harris County by working to ensure that the government is transparent, accessible, and accountable to every single resident. We're in this fight together to create big, structural change -- and that means building a movement that makes our government work everyone, in Harris County, across Texas, and throughout our country."

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