Local Politics

Biden heading to Durham day after Romney visits Morrisville

Posted August 10, 2012 12:35 p.m. EDT
Updated August 10, 2012 3:47 p.m. EDT

— Vice President Joe Biden will make a campaign appearance in Durham on Monday, less than 24 hours after Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney stops in the Triangle.

Biden will be at the Durham Armory, 212 Foster St., at 12:45 p.m. to discuss President Barack Obama's plan to build the U.S. economy through the middle class, according to a statement from the Obama campaign.

Romney's campaign bus tour will stop at Smokey's BBQ Shack in Morrisville, 10800 Chapel Hill Road, at 4 p.m. Sunday. The four-state tour is labeled "Romney Plan For A Stronger Middle Class.”

The Democratic National Committee will send its own bus, dubbed "Romney Economics: The Middle Class Under the Bus," through the Triangle on Saturday. Officials said the bus would stop at North Carolina Democratic Party headquarters, on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh, at 9:45 a.m.