Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenProgressive rise is good news for Sanders, Warren Biden says 'enough is enough' after Santa Fe school shooting Zinke provided restricted site tours to friends: report MORE will campaign for Democratic Senate candidate Cory Booker just five days ahead of Election Day.


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Biden will hit the trail for Booker in New Jersey on Oct. 11. The Newark mayor is leading in every poll of the race, but the most recent survey showed his lead over Republican Steve Lonegan dropping to just 12 points, from more than 20 points in most preceding polls.

Still, Booker is the heavy favorite to win in the deep-blue state.

Biden has acted as closer in campaigns before, most recently making a similar last-minute campaign stop for Sen. Edward MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyHillicon Valley: Lawmakers target Chinese tech giants | Dems move to save top cyber post | Trump gets a new CIA chief | Ryan delays election security briefing | Twitter CEO meets lawmakers Twitter CEO meets with lawmakers to talk net neutrality, privacy Senate votes to save net neutrality rules MORE (D-Mass.) shortly before his win in the Massachusetts Senate special election.

Markey was facing slightly tighter polls but a similarly favorable atmosphere in Democratic Massachusetts, and won by ten points on Election Day.