Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., wraps up his seven-day barnstorming in Iowa on Monday with a Labor Day parade and picnic after making stops throughout the state. On Thursday, he worked alongside a Cedar Rapids building engineer as part of “Walk a Day in My Shoes,” a campaign by the Service Employees International Union that partners presidential candidates with union members for a day.
In Iowa last week he launched an ad campaign focusing on Iraq. One ad, called “Security,” touts Biden’s foreign policy experience and his plan for Iraq.
In another ad, ‘Cathedral,’ the senator describes a ride in a cargo bay with a flag-draped coffin. In it, Biden says he is the only candidate with a plan to get out of the war.
Biden’s extensive Iowa campaign might be paying off: On Aug. 24, State Rep. Doris Kelley endorsed Joe Biden for president, making the Biden campaign second only to rival Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y. in the number of state legislator endorsements to date, according to his campaign Web site.
The senator is also gaining more support for his plan to decentralize Iraq. His campaign “put out a web video”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjzaCrjY448 with clips of various people - including Democratic presidential contenders Sen. Barak Obama of Illinois and Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico - praising the so-called “Biden-Gelb” plan.
This Sunday, the senator will appear on CBS’s Meet the Press and next week, his campaign says the senator - who is chair of the Senate foreign relations committee - will hold a number of hearings on Iraq policy.