Biden warns against O’Donnell victory in Delaware

Vice President Joe Biden invoked Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell when warning Philadelphia Democrats about the danger of Republicans recapturing control of Congress. 

Speaking at a fundraiser for Pennsylvania Democrat Joe Sestak, Biden referred to "the woman in Delaware, my home state, who's giving a scare to Mike Castle" when expanding upon the positions taken by Tea Party-affiliated candidates. 

"This is not your father's Republican Party," Biden said Monday night. "This is the Republican Tea Party -- the party of repeal and repeat."

Referring to Senate candidate Pat Toomey (R), Biden added, "Joe's opponent [Toomey] is a poster boy for that philosophy."

Biden supported Sen. Arlen Specter, who Sestak defeated in the May primary, and even helped persuade the long-time Republican to leave the GOP and join Democrats in the Senate. Still, Biden said, "not one single time did I say or do anything other than recognize the incredible capacity of [Sestak]."



"I have campaigned for hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of candidates," he said. "Some folks I campaign for were OK, some were great, but I can say I have never campaigned for a man with more character, integrity and capacity than the man I am campaigning for here tonight."

Biden emphasized to the audience who paid between $500-$2,400 to hear him that the Democrats will keep control of Cognress.

Voters will not want to go back to the GOP's economic policies, he said, calling them a "ponzi scheme masquerading as a vision," according to the pool report. 

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