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Biden tells Va. supporters that Romney would put blacks 'back in chains'

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 14 2012 12:17 p.m. MDT

Vice President Joe Biden greets supporters Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, during a rally at the Durham Armory in Durham, N.C.

The News & Observer, Travis Long

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Our take: Vice President Joe Biden is stumping for President Barack Obama's re-election effort, stopping at a campaign rally in Danville, Va., to speak to supporters as part of his two-day swing through Virginia and North Carolina.

"Vice President Joseph R. Biden told an audience that included several hundred black supporters Tuesday that Republican Mitt Romney's efforts to loosen Wall Street regulations would put voters 'back in chains.'"

"'Romney wants to, he said in the first 100 days, he's gonna let the big banks again write their own rules, unchain Wall Street,' Mr. Biden said of the presumptive GOP nominee at a campaign rally in Danville, Va. The vice president then lowered his voice and added, 'They're going to put y'all back in chains.'"

"Danville is roughly half black, and there were many black supporters in the audience of about 800 at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research."

Read more about Biden's speech in Virginia on The Washington Times.

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