Biden Headed to Georgia

Possible Obama VP will join McCain's surrogates Lieberman and Graham on ground
By Kate Rockwood,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 17, 2008 1:19 PM CDT
Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., left, talks with Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., prior to the start of the first Democratic presidential primary debate of the 2008 election. Biden will visit Georgia this weekend.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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(Newser) – Top Obama surrogate Sen. Joe Biden announced today that he’s heading to Georgia, joining McCain surrogatges Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham. The move bodes well for both Biden, who’s been much-discussed as a possible vice president, and Obama, who needs to seem active as McCain dispatches men and talks with key leaders of the conflict almost daily, Talking Points Memo reports.

“I am going to Georgia this weekend to get the facts first-hand and to show my support for Georgia’s people and its democratically-elected government. I look forward to reporting to my colleagues in the Senate and on the Foreign Relations Committee, as well as the administration, about what I learn,” Biden said in a statement. (Read more Joe Biden stories.)