From: Lisa Brown [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, September 9, 2016 2:32 PM
To: Dubyak, Meghan M. EOP/OVP ; Lance, Kirsten E. EOP/OVP
Subject: VP Pool Report 1
Below is the pool report for Biden's lunchtime visit in St. Louis. Please let me know if you need anything further.
Vice President Joe Biden stopped by the Goody Goody Diner in north St. Louis at lunchtime Friday to campaign for U.S. Senate candidate Jason Kander, Missouri's Secretary of State.
Biden and Kander, a Democrat, stopped at more than a dozen tables to shake hands with customers at the Goody Goody Diner at 5900 Natural Bridge Avenue just after noon. The diner, a St. Louis landmark since 1948, is known for its chicken and waffle platters and burgers.
Kander, Missouri Secretary of State since 2013, is running against incumbent Republican Roy Blunt for the Senate seat.
"I think he's going to win," Biden said of Kander's chances of winning the Senate seat.
Biden and Kander stopped and sat in several booths while constituents talked to them about education and other issues. After taking a selfie with Biden and Kander, diner Denise Fields, 66, of St. Louis said she recognized Kander's face but didn't know his name.
"That's the battle," Kander responded to her.
In response to a reporter's question about presidential candidate Donald Trump's recent comments complimentary of Russian president Vladimir Putin, Biden said he wished Trump would stop talking about Putin. "Some of the things he says put us in a real difficult position in other parts of the world."
Biden stopped at the Goody Goody diner after speaking on a panel about technology training at LaunchCode, a non profit founded by Jim McKelvey in St. Louis that trains computer programmers for placement at companies in several cities.