FW: UPDATED - VPOTUS pool report from Concord lunch

From: Casey McDermott [mailto:xxx@email.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 1:49 PM
To: Pietranton, Kelsey; Mackler, Alexander; Spector, Stephen; Goodman, Meghan
Subject: UPDATED - VPOTUS pool report from Concord lunch

After wrapping up remarks on the administrations economic policies at the University of New Hampshire School of Law in Concord, Vice President Joe Biden stopped for lunch at The Works Bakery Cafe in Concord.

Store manager Donald Brueggemann suggested that the vice president might want to try chowder while he’s in New England, but Biden went for a “Dagwood” sandwich — with turkey, ham, bacon and provolone on sourdough, toasted — and a bowl of chili instead. He stopped briefly to greet several patrons in the restaurant.

While waiting for his lunch order, Biden chatted with Susan Paschell and Tricia Lucas respectively. Paschell works for the Concord-based lobbying firm, The Dupont Group, and Lucas recently wrapped up an eight-year tenure with local substance abuse advocacy organization New Futures.

“We are not supposed to be here,” Lucas told the vice president when he approached their table, “but we were just having lunch. It’s nice to see you.”

Paschell added, smiling: “So good to see you, we love you.”

“Oh, you’re kind to say that,” Biden responded, adding that he was told the cafe was a “great place to get a sandwich.”

Biden declined to answer when Evan McMorris-Santoro from Buzzfeed asked about the Clinton Foundation’s decision to take foreign donations.

“No, I don’t have any comment,” Biden said. “I don’t know enough about it.”

Biden continued eating in the restaurant while the media were asked to wait outside in the press vans. The vice president’s next stop is Manchester Community College to discuss college access and workforce development.

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Casey McDermott

Reporter, Concord Monitor

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