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. Get Real

    Boy, Biden must not have much to do in DC if he has all this time to campaign. Has the economy improved and we just don't see it? I did not know the VP just campaigns for other candidates.

    October 8, 2009 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  2. Willy Brown

    Come on down Doofus. Waste tax payer money ona loser.

    October 8, 2009 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  3. annie against biased news

    Along with obama and pewlosi biden should be charged for high treason and impeached for what they are doing to our military in Afghanistan! Impeach the 3 traitors and let them go to some other country and cozy up with the taliban. Maybe the extra 7 states obama seems to think we have.

    October 8, 2009 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  4. ib

    If people in this state listen to Biden all I can say they need to wake up. NO DEEDS

    October 8, 2009 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  5. Jeremy

    "He is now ahead...He's virtually tied."

    What???? All in the same breath.....wow.

    October 8, 2009 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  6. Four and The Door

    So to Joe Biden, tied is ahead? I guess that helps explain why he was claiming victory for the Stimulus bill last month just before we hit a new record for unemployment. He's got a credibility issue.

    October 8, 2009 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  7. No Thanks

    Thanks for the help, Biden, but could you stay away? You're scaring off moderate voters.

    October 8, 2009 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  8. Hugo

    Deeds and Corzine are doomed, not because of Biden's help, although that is the kiss of death, but because of a failed social philosophy. Look at the liberal philosophy as a mirror image of the auto industry Unions or our social security system, or even better Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme. If you have more taking a hand out rather than worker's paying in, it is destined for failure.

    October 8, 2009 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  9. m smith

    Good for you Joe . Need all the help we can get. What a mess we will have if the repos get the seat back. Look at the mess now.

    October 8, 2009 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  10. gary davis Harbor Oregon

    WE THE PEOPLE need to show the republicans that we mean business about stopping the crap they pulled for the last eight years . and continue to move our country forward with the PRESIDENT

    fire it up ready to go

    October 8, 2009 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  11. phoenix86

    Funny that none of the liberal fringe complain that Joe's Afghan policy is exactly like Rumsfield's policy in Iraq.

    Keep campaigning Joe, you're doing a great job for the Republican party.

    October 8, 2009 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  12. terry, va

    Keep gibbering fool. Deeds will go gown like Obumie and Biden.

    October 8, 2009 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  13. Sue

    POOR JOE – he is just a useless man who is cowtowing to a USELESS LEADER!!! Shame on you, JOE> SHAME on you!!!!

    October 8, 2009 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  14. obama the liar

    forever the clueless dunderhead.

    October 8, 2009 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  15. Steve B (California)

    I hope so!
    Biden is always entertaining. The more he talks the more oportunity
    for Joe to be Joe.

    October 8, 2009 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  16. T'SAH from Virginia

    The State of Virginia MUST and WILL remain BLUE!!! It's a shame because NO ONE ever polled me and I am a LIKELY voter!!! Who is Washington Post POLLING??? I can ask 100 people – including coworkers and family – and NONE of them have been POLLED??? Please Biden – come to VA so I and many others will get behind you for DEEDS!!!

    October 8, 2009 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  17. DvIRGINIA

    Deeds needs to win in Virginia. McDonnell's voting record should be brought to the attention of the people in Virginia. Make it known. The real voting record speaks for itself. People must learn to educate themselves rather than following name recognition and voting only party. The people deserve better. Gov. Warner's record shows why.

    October 8, 2009 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  18. GI Joe

    The people of Virginia are too smart to allow the likes of McDonnell to lead them off a cliff.

    October 8, 2009 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  19. Sniffit

    I hope Joe also defends Charlie Rangel when he has time

    Why are the GOP going after an innocent MINORITY with a lot of power?

    October 8, 2009 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  20. Robert

    well that's not so supriseing I wish he could help campaign for the new york city mayor race

    really we could use his help to beat bloomberg and his 3 terms of well tyranny

    October 8, 2009 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  21. Democrat

    If the Dems hope to win, do not, do not have Joe Biden stump for you!

    October 8, 2009 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  22. Scott L

    YES! I love how my tax dollars are paying for Biden to campaign for Deeds! RAISE TAXES DEEDs! You need to get more scumbag politicians campaigning for you...

    October 8, 2009 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  23. johan yavari

    God is capitalized. Well, maybe not for Biden. Leave it or change it as you please.

    October 8, 2009 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  24. Independant Vet

    BIDEN has the know how. Get Acorn Back an dig up the Grave Yards once again.

    Most are getting tired of hearing him whining constantly , like a Casterated Bull Dog. An his boss , with the UHH Huh an more an more out of work .An they keep on flying around Partying. While the war keeps on coming closer and closer to Home.

    Next it will be another Vacation time for , the miss fits.

    October 8, 2009 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  25. Nipp

    I just say if we want and wish to preserve the positive view of America, the admiration to the America Democracy from our friends and our eternal critics(Khadafi,Castro,Kim,Putin,Chavez,etc)the best thing we can do is: keep the Democratic power in place for at least some years.We can not create doubts that our country is going to come back to the "old scare tactics", the prepotency and the fierce disruption against the rest of the world.We have to regain trust from the world after the earthquake made by Walt Street and the GOP.It's the first time in years America can't be acussed of intimidation to other countries,invade,disrupt,export policies and politics.Please we need PEACE for our beautiful land!!!!!vote Democrat

    October 8, 2009 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
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