Updated 11/6/2013 at 10:25 a.m. ET
(CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden called several winners in Tuesday's elections, including reaching out to the new mayor of a town in Iowa - a contest that had garnered national attention, an official in the Vice President's office confirmed.
The Vice President reached out to Tuesday evening to new Coralville, Iowa mayor John Lundell after Americans For Prosperity, a group linked to the Koch Brothers, weighed in against his candidacy and that of two city council members. The conservative national advocacy group got involved because of the city's debt.
"I got this call and I was very surprised and I answered it. It was Vice President Joe Biden," Lundell told CNN affiliate KCRG. "He's just calling to congratulate the city of Coralville for successfully defeating the Koch brothers and that group and told me that that type of politics doesn't belong in this country and certainly doesn't belong in a community the size of Coralville."
Biden also reached out to more than 10 elected officials who won re-election, including Syracuse, New York Mayor Stephanie Miner and Allentown, Pennsylvania Mayor Ed Pawlowski.
"Last night, Vice President Biden spoke with more than 10 elected officials and left messages with many others. He congratulated those who won and thanked those who lost for their hard work. The Vice President looks forward to working with elected officials at all levels of government over the next few years," said an official with the Vice President's office.