February 12th, 2010
11:16 AM ET
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Vice President makes pit stop on way to Olympics

Vice President Biden will attend a campaign event for Washington Sen. Patty Murray on Friday morning in Seattle.
Vice President Biden will attend a campaign event for Washington Sen. Patty Murray on Friday morning in Seattle.

Washington (CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden is doing a little campaigning on his way to the Winter Olympic games.

Biden will attend an event for Sen. Patty Murray of Washington Friday morning in Seattle, according to the vice president's schedule. Murray, aa three-term Senate Democrat, is up for re-election this November. Murray won 55 percent of the vote in her 2004 re-election.

A survey of Washington-state voters conducted late last year by The Elway Poll indicated that Murray had a 20 point lead over a generic GOP opponent, with 1 in 4 voters undecided. Former two-time GOP gubernatorial hopeful Dino Rossi has not announced any bid to challenge Murray, though if he did enter the race the contest would become much more competitive.

Following the campaign event with Murray, the vice president and his wife Jill Biden travel to Vancouver, British Columbia, to lead the U.S. delegation to the opening of of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

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soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. If you want something ruined, put a republican in charge

    Most GOP candidates are generic in that they repeat Fox talking points and right wing lies.

    February 12, 2010 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  2. Alan

    Oh No!!

    The Obama Adm kiss of death for a candidate!!

    February 12, 2010 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  3. File under "Sarcasm"

    Glad to see that Joe's got time to attend the Olympics. At least he's smart enough to campaign for a Democrat who's got a big lead in the polls even if it's over undeclared challengers.

    February 12, 2010 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  4. southerncousin

    Such a busy man, on his way all over the world taking credit for what Bush did and blaming him for what Obama and the liberal congress did. He keeps busy lying, but then he is following the path laid down by his predacessor lying Al Gore.

    February 12, 2010 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  5. Gary

    Why did Obama pick this bozo?

    February 12, 2010 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    any notes on his palms should be to remind him to go abuse himself

    February 12, 2010 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  7. I voted for Obama and proud of it in Oregon

    way to go Joe . and have a safe trip . and thank you for everything you are doing to help us all recover from the Cheney debacle :)

    February 12, 2010 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  8. The lonely Libertarian of Liverpool NY

    Vote Congress out, “you are fired” if they are in. Vote them out this fall no matter what party they belong to, and in the next election and every election going forward until they become the servants of the people once more.

    February 12, 2010 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  9. jenn, philadelphia

    Is this where he tried to take credit for the success in Iraq? Now that things are going well there, he's trying to say it all this administration's doing. Never mind that his boss voted against funding and the surge and he wanted to chop the country up into 3 parts, it's working because of them. These guys are a joke.

    February 12, 2010 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  10. Susan L.

    I will definitely be voting for Senator Patty Murray. She does serve the people of her state exactly the way MOST of us want her to. That she doesn't serve the teabaggers of Washington is, in the opinion of this Seattlite, a VERY good thing.

    February 12, 2010 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  11. Snerdly, the invisible token

    Thanks Joe and thanks to the crushers.Rushs numbers are falling fast and so are his sponsors.ExxonMobil will have to come out soon and expose themselves as his real corporate fascist sponsors.

    February 12, 2010 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  12. Glennis

    Hmm. At least that's something more his speed. He won't have to try to use that pea brain much for this little task.

    February 12, 2010 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  13. gary davis' speling teechur

    for sum reeson, my stewdent changed hiz name to "i voted for obamma and prowd of it in oragon" – wy did yu do that gary?

    i'm gary davis's speling teechur, and i apruved this mesige.

    February 12, 2010 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  14. Saul Rosenberg

    Joe:

    As someone that "hopes" the current president is a one-termer, I say please talk as much as you are able.

    February 12, 2010 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  15. R

    "Vice President Joe Biden is doing a little campaigning on his way to the Winter Olympic games."

    Of course...god forbid he (like every other politician) should actually do something else besides campaigning or going to the Olympics...you know, that little thing called YOUR JOB!!!

    I am so sick and tired of this...worthless politicians...all of them...

    February 12, 2010 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  16. Judy

    Why isn't there any news about today Feb 12th being President Abraham Lincoln's 101st birthday?

    February 12, 2010 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  17. Tom in Delaware

    Fire up the Gaffe-Machine.....

    Here comes an International Incident!

    February 12, 2010 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |