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  Biden, Joe
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2013-01-20  
 
NameJoe Biden
Address1209 Barley Mill Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19807-2225, United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born November 20, 1942 (74 years)
ContributorBarack O-blame-a
Last ModifedRBH
Feb 25, 2013 10:17pm
Tags Caucasian - Moderate-to-Liberal - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Health Care Reform - Pro Environment - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Choice - Pro-Civil Unions - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Labor - Married - Widowed - Catholic - Christian - Straight -
InfoJoseph Robinette Biden Jr.

Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., was born November 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the first of four siblings. In 1953, the Biden family moved from Pennsylvania to Claymont, Delaware. He graduated from the University of Delaware and Syracuse Law School and served on the New Castle County Council. Then, at age 29, he became one of the youngest people ever elected to the United States Senate.

Just weeks after the election, tragedy struck the Biden family, when Biden's wife, Neilia, and their 1-year old daughter, Naomi, were killed and their two young sons critically injured in an auto accident. Biden was sworn in at his sons' hospital bedside and began commuting to Washington every day by train, a practice he maintained throughout his career in the Senate.

In 1977, Biden married Jill Jacobs. Jill Biden, who holds a Ph.D. in Education, has been an educator for over two decades in Delaware's schools. Vice President Biden has three children: Beau, Hunter, and Ashley. Beau serves as Delaware's Attorney General and is currently deployed to Iraq as a Captain in the 261st Signal Brigade of the Delaware National Guard. Ashley is a social worker and Hunter is an attorney. Vice President Biden has five grandchildren: Naomi, Finnegan, Roberta Mabel ("Maisy"), Natalie, and Robert Hunter.

As a Senator from Delaware for 36 years, Biden has been a leader on some of our nation's most important domestic and international challenges. As Chairman or Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee for 17 years, Biden was widely recognized for his work on criminal justice issues including the landmark 1994 Crime Bill and the Violence Against Women Act. As Chairman or Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee since 1997, Biden played a pivotal role in shaping U.S. foreign policy. He has been at the forefront of issues and legislation related to terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, post-Cold War Europe, the Middle East, and Southwest Asia.

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JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
09/14/2010-09/16/2010 Opinion Dynamics (FOX) 40.00% ( 2.0) 42.00% ( 7.0) 18.00% ( 9.0)
01/14/2010-01/17/2010 CBS News 46.00% ( 0.0) 27.00% ( 0.0) 27.00% ( 0.0)
12/07/2009-12/12/2009 Clarus Research Group 50.00% ( 0.0) 41.00% ( 0.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
12/08/2009-12/09/2009 Opinion Dynamics (FOX) 38.00% ( 11.0) 35.00% ( 3.0) 27.00% ( 8.0)
07/15/2009-07/18/2009 Washington Post/ABC News 55.00% ( 0.0) 33.00% ( 0.0) 12.00% ( 0.0)
06/09/2009-06/10/2009 Opinion Dynamics (FOX) 49.00% ( 4.0) 32.00% ( 6.0) 19.00% ( 2.0)
04/22/2009-04/23/2009 Opinion Dynamics (FOX) 53.00% ( 0.0) 26.00% ( 0.0) 21.00% ( 0.0)
11/08/2006-11/11/2006 Survey USA 63.00% ( 1.0) 33.00% ( 2.0) 4.00% ( 1.0)
06/09/2006-06/11/2006 Survey USA 64.00% ( 1.0) 31.00% ( 4.0) 5.00% ( 3.0)
06/10/2005-06/12/2005 Survey USA 65.00% ( 0.0) 27.00% ( 0.0) 8.00% ( 0.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
09/23/2012-09/26/2012 Anderson Robbins (D) / Shaw & Company (R) - FOX News 44.00% ( 3.0) 44.00% ( 0.0) 12.00% ( 2.0)
09/09/2012-09/11/2012 Anderson Robbins (D) / Shaw & Company (R) - FOX News 47.00% ( 0.0) 44.00% ( 0.0) 10.00% ( 0.0)

BOOKS
Title Purchase Contributor
The President of Vice: The Autobiography of Joe Biden  Purchase Homegrown Democrat 
Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics  Purchase Craverguy 

EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Aug 16, 2016 03:00pm Event ‘Vote for Trump’ chants greet Biden in Serbia  Article RP 
May 02, 2013 04:00pm News Joe Biden's 'Snake in the Bed' Gaffe on Daughters Raises Eyebrows  Article Scott³ 
May 02, 2013 04:00pm News Biden Becomes First VP in US History to Use 'Man-Rape' in Speech  Article Scott³ 
Apr 09, 2013 06:00pm News Joe Biden labels gun owners again as a conspiratorial ‘black helicopter crowd’  Article Scott³ 
Apr 07, 2013 12:00pm Conspiracy Theory Conspiracy-Theorist Christmas Comes Early as Biden Uses Term “New World Order”  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Oct 26, 2012 04:35pm General Former Biden aide writes angry tell-all  Article McCord 2014 

TWITTER
Tue Aug 23 15:51:16 +0000 2016 - Eight years ago today, and the progress we've made is remarkable. —Joe https://t.co/E54GhFlMq0 https://t.co/uTNNqr37ss

Mon Aug 15 20:12:20 +0000 2016 - We are America, and we're second to none. Together, let's elect @HillaryClinton the next President. https://t.co/F7K3fplY09

Mon Aug 15 18:38:47 +0000 2016 - Scranton, she has your back. Do you have hers? Visit https://t.co/tu6W6eS9xR to make sure you're ready to vote for Hillary in November. -Joe

Mon Aug 15 18:01:52 +0000 2016 - "It is never, never, never ever been a good bet to bet against the United States of America." -VP Biden

Mon Aug 15 17:56:53 +0000 2016 - "Trump’s ideas are not only profoundly wrong. They’re very dangerous. They’re very un-American." -VP Biden

Mon Aug 15 17:50:19 +0000 2016 - "On every issue that matters most to our security, Donald Trump has no clue what it takes to lead this great country." -VP Biden

Mon Aug 15 17:48:26 +0000 2016 - "[Trump] is trying to tell us he cares about the middle class? Give me a break... That's such a bunch of malarkey!" -VP Biden

Mon Aug 15 17:46:35 +0000 2016 - "Hillary Clinton. She’s always been there. That’s her life story. And let's state the obvious—that is not Donald Trump’s story." -VP

Mon Aug 15 17:45:42 +0000 2016 - "She understands what it means to...young girls...when it's President Hillary Rodham Clinton. It will change their lives." -VP Biden

Mon Aug 15 17:39:27 +0000 2016 - "Everyone is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect... and America can be defined in one single word — 'possibilities.'” -VP Biden

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FAMILY
Wife Jill Jacobs Biden Jun 17, 1977-
Son Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III 1969-2015

INFORMATION LINKS
Being Biden: Stories from Vice President Joe Biden  Discuss
RACES
  02/09/2016 US President - D Primaries Lost 0.00% (-55.23%)
  11/06/2012 US Vice President Won 61.71% (+23.42%)
  09/05/2012 US Vice President - D Selection Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2008 US Vice President Won 67.84% (+35.69%)
  11/04/2008 DE US Senate Won 64.69% (+29.37%)
  08/22/2008 US Vice President - D Selection Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/03/2008 US President - R Primaries Lost 0.00% (-46.49%)
  06/03/2008 US President - D Primaries Lost 0.22% (-47.73%)
  02/19/2008 WA US President - D Primary Lost 0.27% (-50.95%)
  01/08/2008 NH US Vice President - R Primary Lost 0.04% (-62.39%)
  01/08/2008 NH US Vice President - D Primary Lost 1.41% (-45.52%)
  11/05/2002 DE US Senate Won 58.22% (+17.42%)
  11/05/1996 DE US Senate Won 60.04% (+21.91%)
  11/06/1990 DE US Senate Won 62.68% (+26.85%)
  07/21/1988 US President - D Convention Lost 0.05% (-70.04%)
  11/06/1984 DE US Senate Won 60.11% (+20.22%)
  07/19/1984 US President - D Convention Lost 0.03% (-56.39%)
  11/07/1978 DE US Senate Won 57.96% (+16.94%)
  11/07/1972 DE US Senate Won 50.48% (+1.38%)
  11/03/1970 New Castle County Council 04 Won 55.41% (+12.48%)
ENTERED, DROPPED OUT
  07/01/1988 US President - D Primaries Lost 0.00% (-42.46%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  07/22/2016 US Vice President - D Selection Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
ENDORSEMENTS
CA US Senate - Nov 08, 2016 D Kamala Harris
FL US Senate - D Primary - Aug 30, 2016 D Patrick Murphy
PA US Senate - D Primary - Apr 26, 2016 D Kathleen A. McGinty
CT US Senate - D Primary - Aug 08, 2006 ID Joe Lieberman
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jan 31, 2006 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 29, 2005 NPA Reject
US Secretary of the Interior - Jan 30, 2001 NPA Reject
DE US President - D Primary - Feb 05, 2000 D Al Gore
Second Circuit Court Judge - Oct 02, 1998 I Sonia Sotomayor
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jul 29, 1994 D Stephen G. Breyer
U.S. Surgeon General - Sep 07, 1993 D M. Joycelyn Elders
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 03, 1993 D Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 15, 1991 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 02, 1990 R David Souter
US Ambassador to Bahamas - Jul 08, 1989 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 23, 1987 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 17, 1986 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 17, 1986 R Antonin Scalia
U.S. Surgeon General - Nov 16, 1981 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 21, 1981 R Sandra Day O'Connor
US Secretary of the Interior - Jan 22, 1981 NPA Reject
US President - D Primaries - Jul 01, 1976 D Milton J. Shapp
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 17, 1975 R John Paul Stevens
Secretary of Housing & Urban Development - Mar 09, 1975 NPA Reject
U.S. Attorney General - May 25, 1973 NPA Reject
DE Governor - Nov 05, 1968 D Russell W. Peterson