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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