Fw: VP pool report 3

From: Jamie Munks
Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2016 1:19 PM
To: Dubyak, Meghan M. EOP/OVP; Lance, Kirsten E. EOP/OVP
Subject: VP pool report 3

Vice President Joe Biden appeared at an outdoor rally in Las Vegas at the Culinary Union Worker's Union Local 226 in Las Vegas with Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto.

Masto, a former Nevada attorney general, took the podium first at 12:42 p.m.

"We've got a lot of work ahead of us," Cortez Masto said. "There's a lot at stake in this election. It's going to take all of us coming together."

Cortez Masto and Biden's son Beau worked together as attorneys general, she said.

Biden was in Las Vegas Thursday to campaign for Cortez Masto and Hillary Clinton.

"Hillary is going to need a Democratic Senate," Biden said to cheers.

Biden called Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's recently-released comments about women "not inconsistent with the way he's abused power all along."

"It's not just Trump. There's a number of people who share Trump's views," Biden said, adding that some are "in the Senate."

Biden called Clinton a close friend, and said he's known her for over 30 years.

"I know her heart," Biden said.

When Biden began talking about a double standard in politics for women, a male protester began yelling "Bill Clinton is a rapist."

Crowd members began trying to drown the protester out and grabbing at his sign.

"No, let him go. That's ok. That's alright," Biden said.

Biden reminded the crowd Nevadans can register to vote online until Oct. 18.

"I've seen elections decided by a handful of votes statewide," Biden said.

Biden pleaded with the crowd to "do everything you can" until the polls close Nov. 8.

"Don't kid yourself. Just look at how close and how we have underestimated every step of the way, this guy," Biden said of Trump.

Biden said he's more optimistic than ever for the United States.

"I cannot think of foreign leader who wouldn't trade places with the president of the United States and take his problems instead of theirs," Biden said. "...We're positioned to own the 21st Century."

Jamie Munks
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Las Vegas Review-Journal
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