March 26th, 2009
09:54 AM ET
10 years ago

Biden voices ad for New York Democrat

Biden lent his voice for a radio ad for Democrat Scott Murphy.

Biden lent his voice for a radio ad for Democrat Scott Murphy.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – The day after President Obama sent an e-mail declaring his support for Scott Murphy's congressional bid, the Democrat released a radio ad featuring Vice President Joe Biden.

In the ad, which started running on Thursday in New York's 20th congressional district, Biden referenced his local roots.

"As a graduate of Syracuse Law School, I not only root for the Orange, I root for Upstate New York as well," Biden said in the ad. "That's why this special election you'll be holding next Tuesday, March 31st is so important to me. I'm supporting Scott Murphy for Congress, and so is President Obama."

Murphy is running against Republican New York assemblyman Jim Tedisco in a highly competitive race to fill Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's vacant congressional seat.

The ad was funded by Murphy's campaign, but both national parties and some independent fundraising groups have poured money into advertising and sent star power to stump in the district in advance of the special election.

Filed under: Joe Biden • Scott Murphy
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Mississippi Mike

    I thought Biden was a Pennsylvania guy through and through. Oh well, I guess if Obama and Biden spend today campaigning they can't tinker with the economy or offend our allies.

    Day 65 of the Reign of Obama: Campaigining for 2012.

    March 26, 2009 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  2. franco

    Biden is full of himself! Had to get in the law school thing. What a dork!

    March 26, 2009 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  3. Karen-Missouri

    I think it's good for Obama and Biden to give support to other Democrats. But why is this news? I'm sure there' top Republicans doing the same for their candidate, but then Obama and Biden do actual work on the economy while the only thing the Republicans do is witch hunt and worry about their precious 2010 elections...which they will mostly lose.

    March 26, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  4. Jeff in Atlanta

    Go Tedisco. The dimocrats are have been messing things up for just over 2 years, (not including the banking debacle of clinton), so it's already time to put people in congress that don't do things just to get elected but do what's best for the country.

    Can't wait for 2012 when barack is gone.

    March 26, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |