Biden to campaign in Suffolk Saturday

Published 3:08 pm Thursday, October 23, 2008

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Joe Biden will bring the Obama-for-president campaign to town this weekend.

Biden will make a campaign stop at Nansemond River High School at 11 a.m. Saturday. His visit marks the first time a candidate on the presidential ticket has campaigned in Suffolk.

He will be laying out highlights of the Obama-Biden ticket’s plans to jumpstart the economy, provide affordable health care to Virginians and end the Iraq war, according to a press release from the Democratic Party.

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The event will be free and open to the public, although seating in the gymnasium limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP at

Doors will open at 9 a.m., with the campaign rally slated to get under way at 11 a.m.

Carol Johanningsmeier, first vice chair of the Suffolk Democratic Committee, is expecting a large turnout for Biden’s visit.

“It’s exciting,” she said. “It means we count.”