First on CNN: Group known for backing Hillary Clinton also defends Biden
January 6th, 2014
05:00 PM ET
11 months ago

First on CNN: Group known for backing Hillary Clinton also defends Biden

Washington (CNN) - Correct the Record, a group created to defend potential Democratic presidential candidates, took a stand on Monday for someone other than Hillary Clinton for the first time.

The group hit back after the Republican National Committee targeted Joe Biden in an e-mail blast.

"Vice President Biden is one of the most accomplished public servants in our nation's history, with a vast list of achievements longer than most Republicans could dream of reaching," said Adrienne Elrod, the group's communications director. "Which is why the RNC's latest attack on him is just another item to add to their long list of comedy of errors."

The RNC on Monday morning put out a research brief, "A Walk Down Biden's Memory Lane," which highlights news reports of gaffes from his failed bid for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.

Correct the Record argued the release "ignores" Biden's record as Vice President.

In a short research note, it pointed to a few examples of his work in the White House, including his role in negotiating a bipartisan tax deal with Congressional leaders in 2010, as well as his role in overseeing the stimulus implementation.

Biden hasn't said whether he'll make a third bid for the presidency in 2016. Besides his 2008 campaign, he ran unsuccessfully in 1988.

More 2016 speculation for birthday boy Biden

While he trails far behind Clinton in polls for the 2016 Democratic nomination, a CNN/ORC International survey conducted in November indicated he would become the clear party frontrunner if Clinton chooses not to run.

Correct the Record is an arm of the Democratic super PAC, American Bridge, and has prominent Clinton backers on its staff and donor list.

Since launching last summer, the group has almost entirely focused on boosting the former Secretary of State or going after potential Republican presidential candidates, like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

– CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.


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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Gurgyl

    JOE, WE DEARLY LOVE YOU. It is a GOP nasty drama–you know this. You get a very highest portfolio. You are the best. People of Democratic Party love you. Enough damage is done to this beautiful nation by greedy thugs of GOP. You know it. Bless you, Joe!!!!

    January 6, 2014 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  2. Rusty Krus

    GOP is morally, ethically and intellectually bankrupt.

    January 6, 2014 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  3. simplyput

    This is easy. Nominate Brian Schwietzer instead. He's a democrat who didn't vote for Iraq war, has worked all over the world, has actually GOVERNED a state, speaks farsi, believes in the 2nd amendment, and has a religion. He's also capable of negotiating. The more I read, the more I like. Then there's no need to spend so much time *defending* your candidates. And BTW, he hates insurance companies. No baggage yet! After the House and Senate are loaded with the opposition, you may have a winner here.

    January 6, 2014 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  4. Evergreen

    If VP Biden decides to run, he will do so by highlighting his acomplishments. I would hope the GOP nominee would also run on his or her accomplishments. Now would be a good time for the GOP front runners to start highlighting their accomplishments. As a voter, all I want to know is what did you do to help the country recovery from the worse financial disaster in a lifetime.

    January 6, 2014 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  5. Smitty

    Plugs Biden, no defense, Obamma picked him so he could be the smartest kid in the class, heard Obammy today blast the gop about vacation, as he was in Hawaii for 2 plus weeks, you cant make this stuff up, even in his speeches he sounds defeated. Lord help us !!!

    January 6, 2014 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  6. DENNA

    Wow. If the GOP/Tea Party tried as hard to help America as it does trashing the Democratic party, this country would be on track to full employment and a world-class education system. Boehner & Company campaigned on "jobs, jobs, jobs" and the enough of the public fell for that crap to give them House. How did that work out for you.? Oh, and let's not forget the billions they wasted trying to shutdown the Affordable Care Act, knowing all the time that they could not derail it. What is wrong with you people????

    January 6, 2014 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  7. S. B. Stein

    Biden has much in the way of foreign policy experience. Do they have anyone who can match that? McCain really isn't that close. Clinton is good and has a grasp of policies in creating them and understanding them.

    January 6, 2014 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  8. J.V.Hodgson

    Biden has had a very strong and good political career and been as goo a VP as any predecessor. And oh yes he makes the occasional gaffe... let him or her who has never " gaffed" throw the first stone.
    Regards,
    Hodgson.

    January 7, 2014 12:27 am at 12:27 am |