Biden Suspends Campaign for Family Death

Mother-in-law dies after long illness
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 6, 2008 3:11 AM CDT
Joe Biden kisses his wife, Jill, at a campaign rally. Jill Biden's mother died yesterday.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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(Newser) – Joe Biden has suspended his campaign until Wednesday to attend to funeral arrangements for his mother-in-law. Bonny Jean Jacobs, 78, died yesterday after a long illness, reports the Delaware News Journal. Biden had already canceled weekend campaign stops as her condition deteriorated. She died the same day Biden's son, Beau, reported for a tour of duty in Iraq. The funeral is scheduled for tomorrow in Pennsylvania.