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CAMPAIGN STOP: VP Biden Visits Iowa

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Vice President Joe Biden is back in Iowa less than a month after visiting the state.  This time, it’s about working to secure another term in the White House.

Vice President Biden will stop in Davenport and then fly to Sioux City as part of the first official campaign visit to the state this election year. He’ll talk about manufacturing around noon at PCT Engineered Systems in Davenport.  It’s a high-tech equipment company that grew from three to 70 employees the past 25 years. The company has clients around the world and produces electron beam technology used in everything from food packaging to steel manufacturing. Vice President Biden will speak to employees and families from PCT, plus invited guests from the Obama campaign.

This comes less than a month after Biden talked to a group at Iowa State University about the Administration’s plan to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States. Iowa State University Political Expert Dianne Bystrom says she isn’t surprised Biden would come back to campaign so quickly.  She says, “They want to come back into the state after the Republicans had left and the Republican campaign is elsewhere and kind of generate that goodwill and enthusiasm they had prior to the 2008 election.”

Vice President Biden will fly to Sioux City to meet with grassroots supporters after his stop in Davenport.