DES MOINES, Iowa — Vice President Joe Biden is preaching a populist theme during a visit to Iowa — an important early-voting state in the presidential nominating calendar.
He's telling voters to elect Democrats who support raising taxes on companies.
Biden is hitting an election-year theme of restoring what he calls "basic fairness."
The vice president spoke to about 200 Democratic activists on the steps of the Iowa Capitol in Des Moines. Bide joined a group of a dozen or so nuns who are beginning a nationwide bus tour to urge people to vote.
Biden's considering running for the top job in 2016, and his trip to Iowa follows Hillary Rodham Clinton's high-profile appearance Sunday at retiring Sen. Tom Harkin's big annual fundraiser.