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Joe Biden to join Patty Murray at Tacoma rally

Post by Jordan Schrader / The News Tribune on Sep. 23, 2010 at 4:06 pm with 18 Comments »
September 23, 2010 4:09 pm

Vice President Joe Biden will stump for Sen. Patty Murray in Tacoma.

Biden is scheduled to headline a “get out the vote” rally Oct. 8 at the University of Washington Tacoma, Murray’s campaign said. The 9 a.m. event is open to the public (RSVP here.)

Murray said in a statement:

I am very honored to welcome Vice President Biden back to Washington state in October.  He has been a true champion for middle and working class families across our state and nation.  This election is about continuing to move our country forward and take care of families and businesses on Main Street. There’s no one better to help us get out the vote than a good friend of Main Street, our Vice President.  I look forward to joining him in Tacoma next month.

For a refresher on Biden and what he’s been up to in the Obama administration, there’s a profile in this month’s issue of The Atlantic.

Leave a comment Comments → 18
  1. Whatever1214 says:

    Neither one will probably spend a lot of time discussing quantum theory.

  2. rampoloparent says:

    They should both be hired as engineers by WA State DOT! Couldn’t be much worse.

  3. Final_Analysis says:

    Wahoo! – Maybe Joe and Patty can tell us that the recession is over, and how well Obamacare and the Stimulus are working for us – and about some of their other accomplishments.

  4. tacomaguy30 says:

    Nearly two years ago, on October 19, 2008 at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, Joseph Biden stated “we are going to provide jobs” “43,000 in the State of Washington with a $50,000 a year average salary.”

    Hey Joe, where are the jobs?

  5. A knucklehead stumping for an airhead. Should make for some interesting sound bites.

  6. thewestside says:

    Why is Biden coming here? What is that going to cost the city of Tacoma in police protection and how much of the city will be shut down?
    What a complete waist of money!!!!!
    Gee, who will I vote for???

  7. tree_guy says:

    They don’t need to come here on my account. Our entire family is going with Rossi.

  8. drxtreme says:

    Gee like face time here in our area is going to get my vote?!?!?!?! Do these people REALLY believe we are that stupid? Get a Clue Murray! Tell Joe to stay home and rest, he hasn’t done anything else for me…I still can’t afford my medicine, I still can’t afford dental care, I still can’t afford to let my honors student that finished school a year early go to college cause some green card holding SOB has his slot and his scholarship funds! So Just go away both of you…..

  9. Joe “Recovery Summer” Biden! Welcome to “Throw the Bums Out” Fall in the Northwest.

  10. Dumb AND dumber

  11. headshaker says:

    listen to you guys…. can you hear yourselves? I hope they are polite at the rally, and do not comment on the unusual concentration of idiots in this here town….

  12. headshaker.. you mean the unwashed masses we hear ourselves , the problem is they dont hear us !

  13. UnbiasedReporter says:

    F-bomb Biden…..this should be fun!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Biden is always good for a foot in the mouth quote

  14. lovethemountains says:

    Biden is coming, Biden is coming! Oh, I can hardly wait.

  15. Look at all the latest polls: Murray is up and winning, now over 50%. Why elect a real estate salesman and two-time loser?

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  17. newshound100 says:

    Bring Bo the White House dog . I love dogs . You can keep Barrack and Joe

  18. another obamatron nut job

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