DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden returnedto North Carolina Monday -- a state already teeming with President Obama's campaign workers and TV commercials seeking to persuade voters into giving him the state's electoral votes for a second time.
Biden visited Durham on Monday as part of Obama's re-election efforts to differentiate him from Mitt Romney on the economy, taxes and the middle class.
Biden came to Winston-Salem in June and has made several trips to North Carolina since 2008.
The event at the Durham Armory came one day after Romney and his vice-presidential pick Paul Ryan campaigned in the state.
Romney's and Obama's campaigns have opened dozens of local offices in the state. The campaigns and their supporters already have spent tens of millions of dollars on ads.
Approximately 900 people crowded into the armory, according to the Durham Fire Department.
Biden calls Ryan policies 'irresponsible'
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden says Republicans Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are decent men, but that they have fundamentally different values from him and President Barack Obama.
Speaking at a rally in Durham, N.C., Biden said the differences between the Democratic and Republican tickets are stark on issues from taxes to education to spending. Biden mocked those who say Ryan's budget plan, adopted only by the Republican-controlled House, was a bold attempt to fix the country's fiscal problems.
Asked Biden: "What's gutsy about giving millionaires and billionaires tax breaks? What's gutsy about gutting Medicaid and Medicare?"
In keeping with tradition as No. 2 on the Democratic ticket, Biden criticized his GOP counterpart, saying Ryan wants to privatize Social Security. Biden called that plan "irresponsible."