Biden superfan tweets her way into event
August 22nd, 2013
04:41 PM ET
1 year ago

Biden superfan tweets her way into event

(CNN) – Thursday was a very good day for the Temple University student who tweets under the handle @MovesLikeBiden.

Lauren Waksman – a self-declared superfan of Vice President Joe Biden – was initially in a state of dismay when she discovered she wouldn't be able to obtain tickets for a joint Biden-President Barack Obama event Friday in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

But all was not lost, it turns out. After making a last-ditch appeal directly to the vice president's own account, Waksman was rewarded with a response from Biden's staff.

She'll bring along a friend – this one who tweets using the name @Gillibranded – a nod to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York.

Biden's trip to Scranton will be a homecoming – the vice president was born in the northeastern Pennsylvania city. While Biden spent most of this week in Houston, where his son underwent tests at a renowned cancer treatment center and successfully underwent a procedure, he will resume his official duties Friday by attending the event, an official in his office said.

Biden visited Scranton over the Fourth of July last summer, and was scheduled to visit the city ahead of November's election, though that trip was canceled after Superstorm Sandy.

CNN's Jim Acosta and Brianna Keilar contributed to this report.


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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Sniffit

    And if you were confused and completely stumped as to how to turn this into a horriblly negative thing worthy of frothy-mouthed ranting, just give our Teatroll compatriots a second to get their motors revved....

    August 22, 2013 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  2. Data Driven

    Heh, consider me "Gillibranded" as well. Yum in every way, particularly political.

    August 22, 2013 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  3. Revolution

    Now that is news!

    August 22, 2013 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |