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WV Dems announce VP Joe Biden to speak in Charleston

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CHARLESTON, WV -

The West Virginia Democratic Party announced Aug. 12 Vice President Joe Biden will deliver the keynote address at the party's annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner Oct. 12 in Charleston.

Party Chairman Larry Puccio said Biden accepted the invitation from Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., to honor Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.

The event's theme is: Celebrating Sen. Jay Rockefeller's 50 years of outstanding public service to the Mountain State, according to the party's news release.

"I can think of no better person to highlight the years of service Sen. Rockefeller has given to our state and country than Vice President Biden," Puccio said in the news release. "Joe Biden's outstanding leadership is an inspiration to us all.

"For decades, Vice President Biden has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of middle-class families all across the United States, just like Sen. Rockefeller."

Details are available at wvdemocrats.com or by calling 304-342-8121.