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Biden: Not your father’s GOP

TACOMA — Vice President Joe Biden tried to make the case today that Democrats, not Republicans, represent real change and coax young voters to make another trip to the polls for U.S. Sen. Patty Murray in her close race against Republican Dino Rossi.

“You turned out for Barack and me two years ago, you’re going to turn out again for Patty this year,” he told a crowd of about 1,000 at the University of Washington Tacoma branch campus mall.

While acknowledging several times that the recovery needs to produce more jobs, Biden defended the policies passed by a Democratic Congress and signed by a Democratic president. Financial reform will keep banks from gambling on risky investments and “the cowboy mentaiity on Wall Street will come to an end.”

Investments in green energy will create jobs and lower the use of fossil fuels and incentives to schools will get more students ready yfor college.

“This is not your father’s Republican Party,” he said of Rossi and other GOP candidates seeking to take control of Congress. “This is the Republican Tea Party.l This is the party of repeal and repeat.”



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Jim Camden is a veteran political reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


Jonathan Brunt is an enterprise reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


Kip Hill is a general assignments reporter for The Spokesman-Review.

Nick Deshais covers Spokane City Hall for The Spokesman-Review.

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