October 15th, 2009
08:46 AM ET
5 years ago

Biden touts stimulus, raises campaign cash in Missouri

Biden is set to tout the stimulus package Wednesday.
Biden is set to tout the stimulus package Wednesday.

(CNN) – Joe Biden heads to Missouri Thursday to tout federal stimulus money and to help Robin Carnahan's senate campaign raise money.

The vice president teams up with Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon at the St. Louis County Police and Fire Training Center to to discuss how Recovery Act investments are creating jobs and aiding law enforcement in keeping our communities safe," according to a statement from the White House.

Following the stimulus event, Biden helps out another fellow Democrat, Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, who's running for the senate. The vice president headlines a fundraiser for Carnahan at a private residence in St. Louis. Carnahan's campaign says they raked in over $1 million in the third quarter, slightly behind the amount of money raised by the likely Republican nominee in next year's race, former House Minority Whip Roy Blunt.

The senate battle, between two leading political families in Missouri, is for an open seat, as incumbent Republican Kit Bond is not running for re-election. A recent poll of Missouri voters suggested the race was quite close.

Thursday night Biden heads to Minnesota to help raise money for the Democratic National Committee. Friday the vice president Biden helps bring in campaign cash for another Democrat facing a tough election next year, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada.


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soundoff (51 Responses)
  1. NOTANOTHERONE

    Not another one! They have not finished wasting the first one! Looks like Chicago needs more police.

    October 15, 2009 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  2. Joe the doofuss.....

    unemployment is almost 10% Joe......nothing you are doing is working...
    you are a pathetic case.....

    October 15, 2009 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  3. File under "Sarcasm"

    Why is it that Joe is never in Washington DC anymore? Has the President asked him to stay away from Capital Hill and not offer any comments up on healthcare, Afghanistan and Iran?

    October 15, 2009 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  4. Bluebonnet

    This man is one nut case.

    October 15, 2009 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  5. Biased

    Is this stimulus money similar to that big road project Obama stood in front of the other day where he touts its progress and achievement but it won't start til next year and is only in the planning stages?
    Is this another trip, like all democrats complained when Bush did it, to tout something so you get yourself there at taxpayer's expense for another party fundraiser? Seems Obama's stopping in Louisiana but can only stay a short while since he needs to jet off to California for a big democratic fundraiser tonight. Maybe the Dow hit 10,000 thanks to the abundance of jet fuel being consumed.

    October 15, 2009 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  6. SLM

    This is hilarious, Biden out fund raising. Doesn't this administration have some real issues that need to be dealt with.............other than making sure they remain in control. The economy, unemployment, Afghanistan, Irag, Gitmo, health care. Guess not, fund raising is more important than getting the country back on track.

    October 15, 2009 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  7. Scott, Tucson

    The only jobs that Obama is creating are those going to his czars, and the First Lady with her ever growing list of assistants. As for the stimulus money, where is it?? of course the banks got their cuts while jacking up our card interest rates again, ACORN got their share of it along with the auto companies and the UAW. Are you better off today than you were 1-2 years ago?

    October 15, 2009 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  8. AXH

    Go home Joe!

    October 15, 2009 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  9. mark

    yeah continue to tout your failed stimulus...obama promised unemployment capped at 8%, he lies!

    October 15, 2009 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  10. LIP

    Well, well, it's certainly nice to be flush with cash in this "no Social Security money raise for the elderly". Biden spends it like it's somebody else's money and by golly, it is. Didn't the Senate vote themselves a 6% salary increase at the same time they are saying there is no money in the piggy bank and cost of living is down, therefore they can justify getting a raise, but not the elderly.
    Something really stinks about this entire affair.
    How about it "elderly"? Look at your voting power and vote what you think in 2012 and vote the guilty out.

    October 15, 2009 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  11. John

    I have one question, Who is paying for all of these trips around the country and fancy hotels and expensinve dinners for Joe and his entourage? Is Joe Biden paying for all of this with his own money? No, he is not. He is using taxpayer money, millions of it. It makes me sick to think that my taxes are being used so that Joe Biden can fly around the country eating and drinking and partying at campaign fundraisers. What does anything he is doing right now do to help foreclosures, unemployment, starvation, soldiers being killed? Joe Biden, what strain on our economy he is. But it's the health insurance industry that is the real enemy, what a joke! At least the health insurance industry saves people's lives and pays their medical bills. What does Joe Biden do for america?

    October 15, 2009 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  12. D. Tree

    The Recovery Act is working, and is meant to be spent moderately over the next couple of years.

    By this time next year, there will be a lot of people with egg on their face, when it becomes more obvious how much the Recovery Act helped us get out of the recession.

    October 15, 2009 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  13. Dar

    Well this will end Carnahan's chances, Thanks Joe, we didnt need your help getting Robin "Not Elected" She was doing a fine job on her own.

    October 15, 2009 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  14. gt

    poor ole joe... lol... out begging for money ,,, how sad ,,,,

    October 15, 2009 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  15. Independant Vet

    Looks as if these two Flip Flopers , have Daily flights .

    Who is paying for these Campain Flights ? Tax Payers.

    Sure hope they do not get the flu !! For if they did , they will have it spread world wide.

    Why dont they end one order of buisness ? Don't know how. Just worrying about there own job. Which is becoming a Failure. > They are banking on Wall street to save there butts.

    October 15, 2009 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  16. enough already

    You would think that at this point the stimulus would speak for itself. Apparently, the results are so miniscule that each one needs to be pointed out.

    October 15, 2009 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  17. CNN priorities a joke

    CNN has priorities that are a joke and a disgrace to real journalism. The lead story on this thread is Meghan McCain in a tank top, followed by Sarah Palin in Texas, and lastly the Vice President defending the stimulus. Something I missed? Is the tank top more newsworthy than the VP? Why is Sarah Palin covered 5 times a week? And yesterday, the CNN big story of the day was spreading misinformation and incorrect statements about Rush Limbaugh, for which CNN is likely to be sued for defamation. CNN, you are a good entertainment network and blog, but as your logo says - CNN = Certainly Not News

    October 15, 2009 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  18. Idiot_Pelosi

    Touts the PORKULUS (Stimulus) bill.

    What an IDIOT. Do these clowns really think we're naive the believe half the garbage coming from them?

    October 15, 2009 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  19. frank

    what stimulus?

    Biden is worthless

    October 15, 2009 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  20. SLM

    Too bad Obama and Biden can't go out fund raising for our country, nope only interested in power, not working for or helping us little people. They sure can spend tax payer dollars flying all over for fund raisers. Trips should be limited to the business of running the country, not bankrupting the country.

    October 15, 2009 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  21. jaye

    Way to go, Joe!

    October 15, 2009 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  22. obummer, 1 and done

    Touting added jobs?!?!

    So where do we find these jobs in the spiraling upward unemployment rate?

    Oh I forgot...CZARS!!!

    October 15, 2009 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  23. Mike

    Joe, keep thinking the stimulus is working. Do you drink the Kool-Aid at breakfast also, or just lunch and dinner?

    October 15, 2009 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  24. terry,va

    How are you and Obummie going to solve our problems with the wars and national security? Obummie wants to vote present and you want to cut and run. Let's stimulate you two to do something with our security. Everything else doesn't matter.

    October 15, 2009 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  25. Carter Landrum

    We need to oust all democrats from the fed government before they bankrupt all of us.

    October 15, 2009 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
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