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Vice-president visits Iowa

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Vice President Joe Biden is in Iowa as part of a two day tour to re-elect President Barack Obama.

Biden talked to about 400 people at the UAW hall in Waterloo Tuesday morning, June 26, 2012. Biden focused on manufacturing jobs and building the middle class.

He pointed to John Deere’s Waterloo Works’ recent gains.

Biden also brought up President Obama’s opponent, calling Mitt Romney a good and decent guy, but out of touch.

“To all our skeptics, to all our Republican opponents — don’t tell me Americans can’t make things anymore, we can’t compete in the world market again, we can’t lead the world again. It’s just not true,” said Biden.

Biden will speak again in Iowa Wednesday, June 27. The vice-president will speak at the Grand River Center in Dubuque at 10:00 a.m.  The limited number of tickets available to the event were already all distributed. 

The Iowa visit is part of Biden’s “Strengthening the Middle Class Tour”. 

Biden was in Davenport, Iowa March 28, 2012. 

Watch News 8 anchor Jim Mertens’ one-on-one interview with Vice-president Biden – click here.