(CNN) - In a stump speech for vulnerable Democratic Sen. Harry Reid, Vice President Biden credited him with the "successes" of the past two years and called Reid's Republican opponent, Sharron Angle "extreme."
"The alternative to Harry Reid is extreme, is extreme" Biden said. "When you start to compare our vision, Harry's vision with the lack of vision in the alternative, the choice is quickly abundantly clear."
Biden touted Reid's legislative accomplishments including financial and health care reform and criticized Angle's positions on health care. He also repeated Reid's campaign and advertising line that Angle wants to privatize Veterans Affairs hospitals. Biden said she must hold that opinion because she doesn't understand the issue.
"Shame on her," he said.
"We only have one sacred obligation… it is to take care of those who we send to war and come home injured," Biden said. "That's the only truly sacred obligation we have."
Angle's campaign has called the attacks dishonest.
Biden also railed against the Republicans, who he said offer "nothing, nothing, nothing." He said the current administration has created more jobs than "George Bush created in 8 full years."
Biden closed by saying this is one of the closest races in the country and it is even more important than the 2008 election.
According to recent polls, the race between Reid and Angle remains deadlocked despite a large flow of cash and advertising into the state supporting both sides.