October 8th, 2009
06:49 PM ET
5 years ago

Biden will continue Deeds campaign

Biden will continue Deeds campaign .
Biden will continue Deeds campaign .

WASHINGTON (CNN)–Vice President Joe Biden vows to continue campaigning for Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds.

"I hope to god you understand this race is winnable," Biden said Thursday at a fundraiser for Deeds in Alexandria, Virginia.

A new Washington Post poll suggests Deeds trails Republican candidate Bob McDonnell, the state's former attorney general, by nine points. Biden also made reference to New Jersey Gov. John Corzine, who is facing a tough bid for re-election, saying,"they declared him dead two weeks ago. He is now ahead."

The most recent polls in New Jersey indicate that Corzine is basically tied with Republican challenger Chris Christie, a former federal prosecutor.


Filed under: Creigh Deeds • Joe Biden • Virginia
soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. Rafael VA

    I don't see how Biden can help anybody???? If I was Deed I would get some blue dog Democrats to campaign with him that are popular. Keep those two White House guys out of the race. Otherwise it will be a landslide State victory for Bob.

    October 8, 2009 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  2. OH Dem

    Better make him follow the teleprompter this time...

    October 8, 2009 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  3. jon

    Biden to continue campaigning for Deeds?...congratulations Governor McDonnell.

    October 8, 2009 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  4. Todd

    Why is Biden campaigning for the gubernatorial candidate? I am so tired of the President and Vice President wasting taxpayers' time and money on personal ventures. Why don't they actually do their job – seems like they haven't done a thing since being put in office 9 months ago.

    October 8, 2009 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  5. Rob

    If the democrats lose the governor's races in Virginia and New Jersey, that can only mean the people in those states prefer to say NO now instead of YES.

    October 8, 2009 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  6. valwayne

    That's good news for Deeds opponent in VA. Christie in NJ should figure out how to get Biden into NJ to campaign for Corzine!

    October 8, 2009 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
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