Biden to South Carolina–again
September 12th, 2013
01:26 PM ET
11 months ago

Biden to South Carolina–again

(CNN) - One day after making an appearance in Iowa, Vice President Joe Biden will stop in another crucial presidential voting state: South Carolina.

The vice president will visit the Port of Charleston on Monday to discuss jobs and infrastructure, the White House announced Thursday. Biden is also scheduled to travel to the Port of Savannah, Georgia later that day.

His travel follows his trip to the Port of Baltimore earlier this week to highlight a federal grant to the port.

While his upcoming South Carolina trip is for official state business, he's in Iowa on Sunday to deliver the keynote speech at Sen. Tom Harkin's annual steak fry. The event typically attracts a high-profile crowd of national Democrats and tends to draw potential White House hopefuls.

Biden has not yet said whether he'll make a third bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, but his comments about the presidential race have fueled speculation.

"I can die a happy man never having been president of the United States of America. But it doesn't mean I won't run," Biden said in an interview with GQ magazine that was published in July.

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He also visited South Carolina for a fundraising dinner in May. Furthermore, he was scheduled to attend a fundraiser in Maine for New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan last month, but he canceled the trip to be with his son, who was undergoing medical treatment at a cancer treatment hospital in Houston at the time.

Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina are typically the first three voting states in the primary and caucus season of a presidential election year.

- CNN's Ashley Killough and Steve Brusk contributed to this report.


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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. timinnola

    So he's visiting all of the Gulf Ports – don't forget Jacksonville, Joe!

    September 12, 2013 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  2. 82ndABNVET

    He realizes that SC voted Republican by like a 20 pt margin right? I just dont see the point here aside from burning precious fosil fuels to jet him around. I thought the Democrats were all for clean and renewable energy..............but they seem to like burning the stuff as much as soccer moms.

    September 12, 2013 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  3. just saying

    crazy joe is delusional.... people with dementia will never be elected president.

    the obama people have been trying to keep him under wraps for months now because they are deathly afraid of him saying stuff that is even more stupid than the stuff coming out of obama and kerry's mouths.

    September 12, 2013 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    82ndABNVET

    He realizes that SC voted Republican by like a 20 pt margin right? I just dont see the point here aside from burning precious fosil fuels to jet him around. I thought the Democrats were all for clean and renewable energy..............but they seem to like burning the stuff as much as soccer moms.
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    Democrats can get clean and renewable energy from all of the hot air bloviating out of the right wing. You seem to have a lot to complain about, but have yet to offer any concrete solutions to the problems the nation faces.

    1. What should have been about Syria back then and right now?'
    2. What can be done to stimulate job creation?
    3. What can be done about our crumbling infrastructure?
    4. What can be done to improve our educational system? Our health care system? Our rail systems?

    September 12, 2013 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |