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Vice president’s campaign trip to Nevada delayed until midweek


Leila Navidi

Vice President Joseph Biden visits veterans at the U.S. Vets Career Center in downtown Las Vegas on Tuesday, July 10, 2012.

Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign trip to Nevada has been postponed, the Obama for America campaign announced Sunday night.

Biden had been scheduled to speak at campaign rallies Monday in Reno and Tuesday at the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas.

The vice president now will travel to Reno on Wednesday for campaign events, according to the statement from President Barack Obama's campaign. Biden's trip to Las Vegas, the campaign said, would be rescheduled. The statement did not give a reason for postponing Biden's appearances Monday and Tuesday in Nevada, but the White House schedule indicated Biden would be traveling to Penn Valley, Pa., to attend funeral services for former Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter, who died Sunday.

Prior to coming to Reno on Wednesday morning, Biden will campaign in Greeley, Colo.

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  1. Vice President Biden. Your speech to the Culinary Union is highly anticipated, especially after their rally last Saturday in downtown Las Vegas. But please do our city a favor. Stay away from Fremont Street while you're here. We're still trying to revive the area.

  2. genius_reveal,

    It may be very difficult for you to understand, but Joe Biden had a long relationship with Arlen Spector in Congress, and it is very natural that he would want to give his respect personally.

    They both date back to a time of bipartisan decency and friendly relationships that are lacking in today's Congress.

    I am thankful that Joe Biden has rescheduled his plans to show his respect to the family and Arlen Spector. This shows caring and respect. It isn't a partisan moment.

    Your disrespect of both men, in this circumstance, is more a reflection of who you are, than a political jab. It is not an inviting picture.