Biden Tells Virginians: ‘I Mean This: With You, We Can Win North Carolina’

By Fred Lucas | August 14, 2012 | 12:02pm EDT

( – Vice President Joe Biden urged people at a Virginia campaign rally to help the Obama-Biden ticket win North Carolina in November.

Biden was speaking in Danville, Va., which is close to the North Carolina border.

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“We’ve got to finish what Obama started. We’ve got to finish this recovery. We need you to stand with us,” Biden said. “We need you to go out there and make sure, ladies and gentlemen, that with you, and I mean this: With you, we can win North Carolina again. And if we do, we win the election if we win you.”

Both Virginia and North Carolina are swing states  in the current election cycle. Both have been Republican-leaning in the past, and both went for Obama in 2008.

The RealClearPolitics average of polls has Obama leading Republican Mitt Romney in Virginia by 3.2 percent. However, Romney leads Obama by 1 percent in the RCP polling average in North Carolina.

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