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Why is Biden suddenly endorsing moderates?

In the closing days of the Ohio Democratic primary, Joe Biden made the unexpected choice to jump into the middle of the battle for the state’s 11th Congressional District. Incumbent Democrat Shontel Brown was facing a challenge from the progressive wing of the party in the form of former state Sen. Nina Turner. Turner has been a vocal ally of Bernie Sanders and a favorite of the “squad.” Given how many far-left priorities Biden has been pushing since taking office, that surprised many analysts. His safest play would obviously have been to stay out of the race and simply endorse the primary winner, but he threw his political weight behind Brown. She went on to win the primary, sending Turner back to the bench. But there was more to this story than just a battle between centrists and progressives, and it involves some bad blood that dates back several years.

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