Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign is opening a Massachusetts headquarters in Quincy, continuing to make inroads in key presidential rival U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s home state.
Biden’s Bay State headquarters will be on the third floor of 159 Thomas E. Burgin Parkway in Quincy. An opening event kicked off at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The former vice president is among several presidential hopefuls refusing to cede Massachusetts, a Super Tuesday state, to the Cambridge senator.
Warren has locked up support from the majority of the state delegation — including U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley as one of her national campaign co-chairs. She has her national campaign headquarters in Charlestown, as well as a western Massachusetts headquarters in Northampton and a Greater Boston field office in Cambridge.
But Biden has the backing of former Secretary of State and Massachusetts U.S. Sen. John Kerry, and in October rolled out a list of 51 endorsements from Bay State politicians and activists.
His campaign also hired John Laadt, a former campaign manager for Mayor Martin J. Walsh, as its Massachusetts state director. Walsh, a longtime friend of Biden’s, has yet to endorse in the 2020 presidential race.
Polling has so far been scant in Massachusetts. A WBUR/MassInc. poll from October showed Warren leading with 33% support to Biden’s 18%. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who enjoys some support among Bay State activists held over from his 2016 bid, received 13%. South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who routinely fund-raises here, received 7%.