Vice President Joe Biden will lead the Democratic counterweight to the Republican National Convention by campaigning in the Tampa, Fla., area next week, the Obama campaign said on Tuesday.
The campaign said in a brief statement that Biden will travel to the Tampa area and other cities on Monday and Tuesday, the first two days of the GOP convention. It said that additional details would be forthcoming.
While it is typical for both parties to hold events during the other party's convention in the same city, it is unusual for a vice president to take part in them. Biden, however, has been a vociferous attack dog for the Democrats, sometimes drawing harsh criticism from Republicans for his fervent remarks. At a rally on Tuesday in Minneapolis, he likened Republicans to "squealing pigs."
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