September 23rd, 2010
08:40 AM ET
10 years ago

Biden helps Maryland Democrat


Washington (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden teams up Thursday morning with fellow Democrat Barbara Mikulski.

A source with knowledge of the event says Biden is the main attraction at fundraiser for the four-term senator from Maryland, who is up for re-election this year. The event is scheduled to be held in Chevy Chase, Maryland, just outside of the nation's capital. Recent polls suggest that Mikulski holds a large lead over Queen Anne County Commissioner Eric Wargotz.

On Wednesday, the vice president traveled to Boston to help raise campaign cash for Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas, a Democratic senator who faces a much tougher bid for re-election.

After surviving a very tough primary challenge from Arkansas Lt. Gov. Bill Halter that extended to a run-off election, Lincoln now faces off against four-term Rep. John Boozman, the Republican Senate nominee.

A recent Mason-Dixon poll of likely Arkansas voters indicated that Lincoln trailed Boozman by 17 points, and other recent surveys suggested that Boozman's lead was even larger.

But according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll Lincoln trails Boozman by 14 points, an improvement from a Reuters/Ipsos survey conducted over the summer, when Boozman held a 19 point advantage.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Fair is Fair

    "Recent polls suggest that Mikulski holds a large lead over Queen Anne County Commissioner Eric Wargotz."


    If anyone can "help" a democrat steal defeat from the jaws of victory, it would be the fumbling, stumbling, bumbling buffoon Biden.

    September 23, 2010 08:51 am at 8:51 am |
  2. stufit

    Great, another loser being helped in to retirement and ignominious defeat by this loser, the father of the "summer of prospertiy" which should officially end today with another big jump in the unemployment rate. Perhaps if the Democrat liberals had given the money to people who really create jobs insted of corrupt union bosses and drug addled left wing nuts, it might have helped the country. Instead, Obama being the most incompetent, inept, corrupt, slimy, union toady we have ever had as president, wasted a trillion dollars of our money.

    September 23, 2010 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
  3. jim

    This is more about rasing money for other races in the country because this Dem.should win rather easily because she is liked by many of her wealthy friends who keep her in power.

    September 23, 2010 10:31 am at 10:31 am |

    I love this guy, I really do! Stay out there stumping for your fellow Dem's. Remind America why we're "mad as hell and we're not gonna take it anymore" !

    September 23, 2010 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  5. Dave Templeton

    This is a stretch when Mr. death Wish "helps" any candidate! Wait till the results come in and learn.

    September 23, 2010 10:51 am at 10:51 am |