Joe Biden launches 8-day campaign bus tour of Iowa ahead of caucus

by Editorial Team

Amtrak Joe is hopping on the bus.

Former Vice President Joe Biden is hitting the road for the most intense campaign swing of his presidential bid.

Biden launched an eight-day bus tour of Iowa Saturday to shore up his slumping poll numbers in the crucial first-caucus state ahead of its Feb. 3 nominating contest.

Biden continues to hold a lead in national polls — but his campaign fundraising is lagging behind the rest of the top-tier candidates, and his advisers have limited his appearances in recent weeks after a string of gaffes and verbal flubs.

Biden, 77, will cover 800 miles and 18 counties over the coming week and will log up to four appearances a day.

“The goal is to have him connect with people one-on-one,” campaign spokesman TJ Ducklo said. “It is a very close race as we get close to voting … that was always the expectation.”

Biden has been plagued in recent weeks by accusations that his job as President Barack Obama’s veep enabled his scandal-scarred son, Hunter, to reap illicit profits in Ukraine.


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