June 25th, 2010
11:28 AM ET
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Biden heads to Wisconsin to assist Feingold

 Vice President Joe Biden will be in Wisconsin Friday to headline a fundraiser for Sen. Russ Feingold.
Vice President Joe Biden will be in Wisconsin Friday to headline a fundraiser for Sen. Russ Feingold.

Washington (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden hits the campaign trail again on Friday.

Biden heads to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to headline a fundraiser for fellow Democrat Russ Feingold. The three-term senator is up for re-election this year. He'll face off in the general election in November against businessman Ron Johnson, who last month won the Wisconsin Republican party's endorsement, or businessman David Westlake. Those two candidates will face off in the GOP primary held on September 14.

"Feingold's maverick image fits well in his state, but he has never won by a huge margin," says Stuart Rothenberg, publisher and editor of the nonpartisan Rothenberg Political Report.

Rothenberg lists the contest as Democrat favored. Another well respected non-partisan political handicapper, Charlie Cook, lists the seat as safe for the Democrats.

On Monday, Biden was in Chicago, serving as the main attraction at fundraisers for Alexi Giannoulias, the Democratic Senate nominee in Illinois, and Dan Seals, the Democratic nominee for the House seat in Illinois 10th congressional district. Next week he's scheduled to travel to Indiana and Ohio to help raise campaign cash for fellow Democrats.

Next Wednesday President Barack Obama visits southeastern Wisconsin, to discuss the economy. It's not known if Feingold will attend that event. The senator is on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is holding confirmation hearings next week for the Elena Kagan nomination to the Supreme Court.

–CNN's Frances Sanchez contributed to this report

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Filed under: Joe Biden • Russ Feingold
soundoff (42 Responses)
  1. Fair is Fair

    Hey Biden,

    Try to remember – Madison, Wisconson was named after the 4th President of the United States, not the sloppy guy from "The Odd Couple".

    You're welcome... buffoon.

    June 25, 2010 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  2. snow

    Another one from this train wreck administration is going to give the kiss of death to another demorat. This looks and feels good, maybe feingold will be sent home in November.

    June 25, 2010 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  3. obama victim

    be afraid Russ.....very afraid

    June 25, 2010 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  4. Don

    Fiengold may once again win by the skin of this teeth; however, General McCristal may prove McBite Me your kiss of death!

    June 25, 2010 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  5. Stacie

    I LOVE Russ Feingold! We don't always agree, but he does always have solid reasons for his decisions. He truly lives by his principles.

    June 25, 2010 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  6. Rush Limbaugh marries ambulance chaser,and were still laughing

    At least the cheeseheads are smarter than the state next door,Minn.,where they seem to grow morons for office.

    June 25, 2010 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  7. Pat Ashley

    Help? How can Biden help anyone? The blithering idiot needs to retire with his alzheimer's.

    June 25, 2010 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  8. rachel

    I don't think my vote will be going to Feingold this november even though I like joe.

    June 25, 2010 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  9. gt

    biden is a bozo...from the generals who knew about him and made fun of ole joe,,, to his gutter vocabulary, ,,, please stay away from these canidates your poison...

    June 25, 2010 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  10. Obama and Biden are toxic

    This is good news for the GOP, this will remind the voters, who shoved down our throat the failed stimulus package, the healthcare plan with reconciliation instead of the traditional 60 votes, the takeover of an auto industry, the party that wants illegals to become legal citizens, the party of socialism and marxism, the party that wants to change the rules that made this country great for 200 years into the rules that have proven to destroy countries with MASSIVE DEBT, that is unsustainable and is taking down the financial road of hell and collective pain with high taxes and misery.

    June 25, 2010 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  11. Barack.Hussein.Obama-America's-Benevolent-DICTATOR

    WHat? Sending second stringer VP Bite-Me??!! Was the Campaigner-in-Chief too busy golfing? Or did he just want to avoid losing another Senate seat with his election kiss-of-death?

    June 25, 2010 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  12. Gail

    If in fact this lady has been violated, why wait so doggone long to report this incident? Crimes such as these, need reporting, because by the time that some women (or men) go to the authorities, these predators have moved right along to another victim....think about it...

    June 25, 2010 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  13. mother and sister of soldiers

    Who pays the costs for our pres and vp to campaign? Taxpayers? Isn't it time they stay in Washington and take care of the business they were eleted to do?

    June 25, 2010 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  14. awaitingliberalizationbyCNN

    Bite me Biden, trying to save another corrupt tool of the unions rather than standing up for the responsible, taxpaying people of the country. Gotta help that inept, corrupt president maintain his destructive course.

    June 25, 2010 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  15. phoenix86

    VP Bite-Me is, like his boss, focused on anything but the deteriorating economy, increasing unemployment, pending tax increases, Iran nuclear weapons and increased violence at the border.

    Obama and Bite-me, our Idiots in Chief.

    June 25, 2010 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  16. Rick

    Who is paying for these types of trips, if it is not official business, but stumping for other democrats, does the democtratic party pick up the tab or the US taxpayers? He does travel with an entourage.

    June 25, 2010 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  17. obama victim

    I have never sen the words "assist" and "Biden" in the same sentence...although, Russ will look like a genius next to Joe

    June 25, 2010 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  18. thor

    Biden is trying to campaign in all of Obama's 57 states that the president says makes up the U.S.Biden doesn't want to tell him that there are only 50.

    June 25, 2010 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  19. rachel

    Please everyone know that milwaukee is really not as stupid as one of our county board memebers make us seem. Peggy newman wants the city to boycott Arizona and says that Arizona is far removed from the boarder they arent a boarder state TRUE story.

    June 25, 2010 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  20. Enough

    Assist her into retirement?? With all that is going on in the world is this all these people can do........campaign?

    June 25, 2010 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  21. Randall in Torrance, CA - Go get 'em VP Biden. Do not let the GOP win anything because they are the Biggest Losers!

    No matter how bad things get in America or around the world due to all the crap the Republicans created and caused, because America has the best team ever in the White House.

    Let us pray . . .

    Our Father who art in Heaven, you are Great and blessed America with a wise leader, Barack Obama and his VP, Joe Biden. This is your will because no God can sit by and do nothing while all of mankind reels in a druken stupor from the fallout and aftermath of 8 dark years of sinister rule by a political evil empire headed by Karl Rove, Jarge Bush, Dick Cheney, Don Rumsfeld, Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, Glen Beck, Senator Boehner, Senator Lindsey Graham, and Satan.

    We trust You Lord because we know President Obama will not fail to help heal the world and the shoreline of the Gulf Coast that was allowed to be exploited by a foreign oil company that was given the authority by the GOP to do as they please with Your Earth and Ocean you created. We know You are sick in your stomach to see how Congressman Barton and Rush Limbaugh have sided with these evil oil whore mongers, who see nothing wrong with putting your creation at risk.

    God bless the families who are suffering and have lost their businesses and jobs because of BP's reckless actions. Please keep the marine life alive who are now on the Endangered Species list such as the Yellow Fin Tuna, the Giant Sea Turtle, and the Dolphins.

    Please cause a sickness to fall upon all judges and politicians who want to "drill-baby-drill," until their guts rot and their insides become stagnant, putrid, maggot infested, oil contaminated flesh that causes them to die in tremendous pain over a long period of time with intensifying and increasing pain until they disolve to death. Then let their oil soaked unforgiven souls become lighter fluid that cannot be extinguished as they crawl on their scarred knees and burning stomachs for etermity.

    And then please appoint Barack Obama and Joeseph Biden to another 4 year term in the White House.

    Thank You,

    In JESUS name – AMEN.

    June 25, 2010 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  22. John , PA

    Here's your talking points Joe

    Let’s review
    higher unemployment
    higher taxes
    higher home foreclosure rate
    tax evading Democratic Party
    tax evading Obama administration
    the “Porkulus” Spending bill
    out of control budget / no budget
    health care reform disaster
    4 terrorist attacks in the USA since Obama took office
    Oil spill disaster in the Gulf

    June 25, 2010 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  23. Stacie

    Stay classy commenters! I'm sure you don't think you are putting your strong conservative religious values in jeopardy at all with your hateful comments, but my bible guides me to behave differently.

    June 25, 2010 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  24. Democrat in Ohio

    Biden is a non-starter.

    What was Caroline Kennedy thinking when she pulled his name out of the hat.. Should of went with Evan Bayh of Indiana, but he would have been smarter than his boss

    June 25, 2010 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  25. Pat F

    Hey Biden – don't plagorize any more speeches from loser British politicians, either!

    Knucklehead. We thought Dan Quayle was a simpleton – Biden makes Quayle look like Einstein.

    June 25, 2010 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
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