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Former Green Bay Packers Coach Mike Holmgren shows support for Joe Biden

Posted at 8:21 PM, Sep 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-13 09:36:26-04

GREEN BAY (NBC26) — Former Superbowl-winning Green Bay Packers coach Mike Holmgren spoke out for the first time, politically, in support for Joe Biden today.

"This is the most important election in my lifetime," said Holmgren. "And I daresay it's yours."

If Biden were president, he said, the Packers could have had a normal season, and the Green Bay Economy wouldn't have suffered.

"It didn't have to be this way," he reiterated. "It really didn't, if you think about it. It did not have to be this way."

Eric Genrich, mayor of Green Bay, also spoke during the virtual press conference. The city and country need Joe Biden to win, he said.

“[He's] a president who can acknowledge reality, speak to the challenges we face, identify a path forward, and unite us around solutions," said Genrich.