Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and state Treasurer Joe Torsella endorsed Joe Biden for president Monday as part of a campaign announcement that included the backing of 70 other local and state leaders.

Biden, a Scranton native now leading in the delegate count to be the Democratic nominee, had long enjoyed the support of the state’s Democratic establishment. But he’s added to that long list of endorsements since a series of recent primary wins that have enabled him to begin pulling away from rival Bernie Sanders.

“I’ve known and worked with Vice President Biden for two decades," Shapiro said in a statement. “He is a strong leader — and right now, we need his moral clarity, his grit, and his experience more than ever.”

Shapiro is likely to run for governor in 2022.

Torsella said that as "a fellow son of Northeastern Pennsylvania, I know [Biden] has the toughness to beat Donald Trump in November, the values to bring our country together and back on the right track, and the character to be a leader we can look up to.”

The list of newly announced supporters also includes Philadelphia City Council President Darrell L. Clarke and Councilmembers Katherine Gilmore Richardson, Derek Green, Curtis Jones Jr., Cherelle L. Parker, Cindy Bass, and Mark Squilla.

Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, who previously chaired Mike Bloomberg’s campaign, is also on the list of endorsements, along with former Philadelphia City Councilmember Marian B. Tasco. Tasco and Nutter are both superdelegates to the Democratic convention in July.

Most of Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation and former Gov. Ed Rendell were already backing Biden, whose campaign is based in Philadelphia.

Biden and Sanders will compete for votes in Florida, Ohio, and Arizona on Tuesday. Those are the first contests since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised against gatherings of more than 50 people to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and governments started restricting travel and closing schools and restaurants.

Both campaigns have had to pivot away from the traditional ways candidates try to build up support before a big primary. Instead of a large in-person rally, Sanders will hold a virtual rally Monday night, complete with musical guest Neil Young. Biden will hold his second virtual town hall meeting.

Below is the full list of endorsements announced by the campaign Monday:

· Josh Shapiro, Attorney General

· Joe Torsella, Treasurer

· Bob Brady, former congressman, Philadelphia Democratic Party chair

· Robert Borski, former congressman

· Vincent Hughes, state Senate Minority Appropriations Chair

· Lisa Boscola, state senator

· Maria Collett, state senator

· Steve Santarsiero, state senator

· Christine Tartaglione, state senator

· Frank Dermody, state House minority leader

· Jordan Harris, House minority whip

· Matt Bradford, House minority appropriations chair

· Kevin Boyle, state representative

· Donna Bullock, state representative

· Tim Briggs, state representative

· Mary Jo Daley, state representative

· Tina Davis, state representative

· Margo Davidson, state representative

· Austin Davis, state representative

· Dan Deasy, state representative

· Tony DeLuca, state representative

· Maria Donatucci, state representative

· Mike Driscoll, state representative

· John Galloway, state representative

· Carol Hill-Evans, state representative

· Liz Hanbidge, state representative

· Kristine Howard, state representative

· Malcolm Kenyatta, state representative

· Patty Kim, state representative

· Stephen Kinsey, state representative

· Maureen Madden, state representative

· Rob Matzie, state representative

· Steve McCarter, state representative

· Jeanne McNeill, state representative

· Robert Merski, state representative

· Ed Neilson, stater representative

· Jennifer O’Mara, state representative

· Eddie Day Pashinski, state representative

· Ben Sanchez, state representative

· Mike Schlossberg, state representative

· Melissa Shusterman, state representative

· Chris Snappey, state representative

· Jared Soloman, state representative

· Wendy Ullman, state representative

· Perry Warren, state representative

· Joe Webster, stater epresentative

· Jake Wheatley, state representative

· Dan Williams, state representative

· Mike Zabel, state representative

· Phil Armstrong, Lehigh County executive

· Bob Elbich, Lehigh County commissioner

· Kevin Lott, Northampton County councilman

· Lamont McClure, Northampton County executive

· Kerry Myers, Northampton County councilman

· Karen Sanchez, Montgomery County controller

· Dewitt Walton, Allegheny County councilman

· John Callahan, former Bethlehem mayor

· Bob Donchez, Bethlehem mayor

· Sal Panto, Easton mayor

· Cindy Bass, Philadelphia city councilmember

· Ricky Burgess, Pittsburgh city councilman

· Rafi Cave, Yeadon Borough Council member

· Bryan Callahan, Bethlehem city councilman

· Darrell Clarke, Philadelphia City Council president

· Katherine Gilmore Richardson, Philadelphia city councilmember

· Derek Green, Philadelphia city councilmember

· Tony Harvilla, Carbon County sheriff

· Curtis Jones Jr., Philadelphia city councilmember

· Cherelle L. Parker, Philadelphia city councilmember

· Mark Squilla, Philadelphia city councilmember

· W. Wilson Goode Sr., former Philadelphia mayor

· Michael Nutter, former Philadelphia mayor

· Marian B. Tasco, former Philadelphia city councilmember