Obama taps Biden to be running mate

Obama taps Biden to be running mate
AP
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First Published: Sat, Aug 23 2008. 12 50 PM IST
Updated: Sat, Aug 23 2008. 12 50 PM IST
Washington: Barack Obama named Senator Joe Biden of Delaware as his vice presidential running mate early Saturday, 23 August, balancing his ticket with a seasoned congressional veteran well-versed in foreign policy and defense issues.
Obama announced his decision on his website and moments later in a text message to supporters.
“Barack has chosen Senator Joe Biden to be our VP nominee,” the text message said.
Across more than 30 years in the Senate, Biden has served at various times not only as chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee but also as head of the Judiciary Committee, with its jurisdiction over anti-crime legislation, Supreme Court nominees and Constitutional issues.
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First Published: Sat, Aug 23 2008. 12 50 PM IST