October 5th, 2008
09:46 AM ET
6 years ago

Biden cancels events as mother-in-law battles illness

Sen. Biden looked on as his wife, Jill, introduced him recently in Wisconsin.
Sen. Biden looked on as his wife, Jill, introduced him recently in Wisconsin.

(CNN) - Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Joe Biden is cancelling his campaign events for Saturday and Sunday as his mother-in-law battles a serious illness.

The Senator from Delaware's campaign spokesman, David Wade, put out a statement saying "the campaign has cancelled Sen. Biden's schedule today and tomorrow because of a serious illness in Jill Biden's family. Hospice has advised the Bidens to remain close by, and we appreciate everyone's respect for the family's privacy."

Wade is referring to Biden's wife's mother, Bonny Jacobs, who is in a hospice in Pennsylvania.

Biden was scheduled to speak in Washington D.C. and then attend a fund-raiser in the nation's capitol Saturday night. Sunday he was expected to campaign in Virginia.


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  1. janet

    You are a great son-in-law and our prayers are with you and your wife Jill

    October 4, 2008 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  2. Colin

    We are all with you Joe and Jill. You are an inspiration to all of us.

    October 4, 2008 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  3. Molly

    Good luck to your family.

    On Obama – CNN do you only post pro-obama comments????
    Finally – Palin & the media is reporting the Facts about obama and all his Radical "friends".

    October 4, 2008 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  4. LT

    Wishing Bonnie for a speedy recovery. Bless.

    October 4, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  5. Shirley-Ohio

    Sen Biden may god bless you and your family.

    October 4, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  6. mihal

    We love you and your family. Stay strong and may peace be with you all!

    October 4, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  7. corine smith

    May god blessed you and you family our prayer are with you and your family

    October 4, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  8. April

    I will keep you and your family in my daily prayers

    October 4, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  9. Nobody Asked Larry But...

    Senator Joe Biden stays true to form: a dedicated family man who puts his family first. Our thoughts and prayers for you and your family Joe.

    October 4, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  10. K in Oregon

    Sen. Biden

    We support you in this time of hardship. Our prayers are with you and Jill.

    October 4, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  11. Cathy

    Everyone will hold you and your family in our dearest thoughts. May your family find peace in this difficult time.

    October 4, 2008 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  12. CS

    God bless you, Senator, and peace be with your family at this difficult time.

    October 4, 2008 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  13. jason, tx

    The Lord be with you and your family Sen. Biden!

    October 4, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  14. Mary

    M\y thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You are truly a caring human being. God Bless you and your family at this time.

    October 4, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  15. Australian View

    Our prayers are with you Senator Biden and Jill Biden and her family.

    October 4, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  16. armando dagostino

    Joe Biden won the vp debate easily. He only missed a chance to put Palen away with the put down of responding to 'there you go again." with an answer like "Sarah, I not Dan Qualle and your no Ronald Regan."

    October 4, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  17. miriam with hope

    may god blessings be with you jill and joe biden.

    October 4, 2008 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  18. Seanie

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God continue to bless you and your family and give the family strength it needs during this time of transition.

    October 4, 2008 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  19. Jusme

    My prayers go out to you and your family.

    Joe Biden "The Person before Politics"

    Obama/Biden all the way

    October 4, 2008 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  20. maynard hopkins wi

    good luck joe my prayers are with you

    October 4, 2008 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  21. jm from sc

    May God bless Biden and his family.

    October 4, 2008 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  22. Josh in San Antonio Texas

    It's good to know that some of those in Washington still have their priorities straight – our prayers are with you and yours Senator.

    October 4, 2008 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  23. Diana

    My prayers are with you and your family.........this is how republicans and democrats differ and we all should.... because I am a republican

    October 4, 2008 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  24. Ernie in LA

    If McCain would have canceled anything for anythng he would have been wrong. I can just hear the Dems now.

    October 4, 2008 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
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