Joe Biden making campaign stop at La Raza in Las Vegas

By Ken Ritter

Associated Press

Published: Tuesday, July 10 2012 10:31 a.m. MDT

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a press conference in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Tuesday, March, 6, 2012. Biden is in Las Vegas seeking Latino support for President Barack Obama's reelection Tuesday, July 10, 2012.

Esteban Felix, Associated Press

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LAS VEGAS — Vice President Joe Biden is in Las Vegas seeking Latino support for President Barack Obama's reelection.

Biden is scheduled to deliver a keynote speech at the National Council of La Raza annual conference at the Mandalay Bay resort on the Las Vegas Strip.

The conference is the first La Raza meeting in Nevada, a state seen as election battleground in the race for the White House in November.

Biden stumped Monday for Democratic candidates in Kansas City, Mo., and in Seattle, where the Seattle Times reports he cast Republican Mitt Romney as "George Bush on steroids" and characterized GOP foreign policy as a throwback to the Cold War.

Biden is due to host a campaign fundraiser later at a private home in Park City, Utah.

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