Vice President Joe Biden spoke to a crowd of more than 200 supporters Wednesday afternoon during a grassroots event at the Clinton Firefighter’s Association Local 609 Hall.
The Clinton Herald was given exclusive photography access to the event.
The visit was part of Biden’s two-day trip to Iowa, which is a key battleground state for Biden and President Barack Obama as they seek re-election in November.
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“It seemed really important to him that he came and talked to us,” said Caitlin VanLancker, 15, who attended the Clinton event with her parents, Tanya and Clinton County Auditor Eric VanLancker. “It was really exciting.”
Victoria Houston and fellow volunteer for the Clinton Democratic headquarters, Chris Michelle, were invigorated by Biden’s remarks.
“He is so down to earth,” Houston said. “To hear him speak on the value of the middle class and Iowa was fabulous.”
Biden spoke to the crowd for a little more than 30 minutes and stayed to sign autographs, take photos and visit for another 20 minutes before leaving by motorcade.
Photos of the event can be viewed in the accompanying slide show below or on the Herald's photography site.