VP Biden Raises Cash In Ohio For Rep. Kilroy And Lauds Stimulus

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Vice President Biden is on a fundraising blitz helping Democratic candidate in Ohio today, and offered a defense of the economic stimulus.

Per a pool report, Biden spoke for 30 minutes at the $1,000-per-plate fundraiser for freshman Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy (D-OH) and also posted for photos with donors for $2,400 each.

Biden touted Ohio-specfic stimulus jobs and benefits but went after the Bush administration as leaving President Obama an economy in peril.“The question is, look at what you inherited, look at what Ohio got nailed with after eight years of absolute failed economic policy,” Biden said. “We’re no longer talking about whether there will be a recovery. We’re talking about how quickly it will occur. Because it’s working.”

He had some red meat about Republicans: “They know what they’re against. They know what they don’t like. The question is, what would they have done?”