Biden Gives Stump Speech for Nolan at UMD

October 28, 2016 01:52 PM

Vice President Joe Biden campaigned for U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan at the University of Minnesota Duluth on Friday afternoon.

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Biden, after introductions by Nolan and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, spoke about Iron Range workers who he said were stripped of their jobs through no fault of their own. He said Nolan would work to restore the economic status and dignity of the middle class.

"When the middle class does well, the wealthy do very well - which is fine by me - and the poor have a way up," Biden said.

Biden also addressed the national political climate.

"This is not your father's Republican Party, this is a different Republican Party," Biden said. "What bothers me is the way these guys talk about us, is the way they think somehow that we don't have the same dreams and aspirations that they have."

U.S. Rep. Tim Walz and Duluth Mayor Larson spoke to the crowd while it waited for Biden to arrive. Besides speaking in favor of Nolan, Larson also spoke out against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

"Women, we know who we are, and we know how to vote," Larson said, alluding to Trump's controversial comments about women.

Nolan, a Democrat, is in a tight race for re-election with Republican challenger Stewart Mills. Biden also campaigned with Nolan in Hibbing leading up to the 2014 election.


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