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Biden sets Portland visit for Merkley

Stopover planned Oct. 8; details not announced.

Vice President Joe Biden will come to Portland Oct. 8 for the re-election bid of Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley.

Details have not been announced for events and venues.

Biden was a senator from Delaware for 36 years when he was elected vice president in 2008, the same year Merkley unseated Republican Sen. Gordon Smith.

Merkley is seeking a second term against Republican Monica Wehby, a physician from Portland making her first bid for public office. Merkley has consistently led Wehby in several independent public opinion surveys.

Biden’s visit will follow on the heels of an Oct. 6 stop in Eugene by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who also appeared with Merkley May 28 in Portland.

Biden visited Portland in 2010 for the second-term bid of U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader for Oregon’s 5th District congressional seat.


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