Updated 08/13/2012 08:11 PM
Vice President Biden speaks to supporters in Durham
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DURHAM — Vice President Joe Biden made a campaign stop in Durham Monday and spoke to a crowd of about 900 people at the Durham Armory.
The visit comes one day after Republican nominee Mitt Romney and his Vice Presidential pick Paul Ryan campaigned in the Tar Heel state. The crowd began to grow as early as 5 a.m.
While Vice President Biden said he did call and welcome Ryan to the political race and that both members of the opposition are 'good family men'; both members of the opposition are not right for the country. Biden spoke about the stark differences between the two campaigns.
Biden said Romney's economic policies were similar to those that led to job losses through outsourcing.
“They call when they talked about their plan, not just their budget plan but their plan across the board. They called it 'gutsy'; I'm serious. Now what is gutsy about giving millionaires tax breaks? What is gutsy about gutting Medicare, Medicaid and education,” said Biden.
While campaigning on Sunday, Romney and Ryan said the Obama administration has increased the deficit and unemployment. Vice President Biden countered that claim by stating throughout their time in office the administration has:
• boosted veteran's benefits
• brought home service members overseas
• assisted those in need of health care
• created jobs for middle class
North Carolina is expected to be a key battleground state for both presidential campaigns.