Biden: GOP race is a 'gift from the Lord'
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Vice President Biden on Thursday said that the contentious Republican presidential primary race is a gift fom God to the Democrats.

"We may be given a gift from the lord in the presidential race here," he said in a speech before House Democrats at their retreat in Baltimore.

"I don't know who to root for more.  Cruz or — what's that guy's name? He's having a fundraiser tonight for veterans, I'm told," he said, referring to GOP front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSasse: Trump shouldn't dignify Putin with Helsinki summit Top LGBT group projects message onto Presidential Palace in Helsinki ahead of Trump-Putin summit Hillary Clinton to Trump ahead of Putin summit: 'Do you know which team you play for?' MORE and his closest competitor, Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzThe Memo: Trump leaves chaos in his wake in UK Beto O'Rourke is dominating Ted Cruz in enthusiasm and fundraising — but he's still headed for defeat GOP senators introduce resolution endorsing ICE MORE.

Many Democrats believe that either candidate would be an ideal opponent for their nominee given some of their conservative views, particularly on immigration.

"But all kidding aside folks, it's been a tough last couple of [election] cycles. But we should get up, man. There's a real shot here."

"I'm confident we'll win back the Senate. I think we can make great inroads and maybe win back the House, when no one expects it now," he added.

"We've got to make the case of what we're for and what they are for."