Biden to campaign for Booker

Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe FCC’s Privacy Problem Strong, committed leadership needed to destroy ISIS Medical cures bill pushed back to lame-duck MORE will campaign for Democratic Senate candidate Cory Booker just five days ahead of Election Day.

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 MarkeyEd MarkeySet-top box shenanigans at the FCC Week ahead in tech: Crunch time for internet handoff opponents Ralph Nader still fighting for auto safety 50 years after landmark law 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.