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Biden Rallies Fremont Crowd

Nov. 5, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden rallied an enthusiastic crowd of 1,550 people at Terra Community College today, where he called Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney "shameless" for airing a campaign ad that falsely claims Chrysler Group LLC is moving production of Jeeps from Toledo to China.

In his 35-minute address, Mr. Biden reinforced Ohio's importance to President Obama's re-election Tuesday and urged people to vote on Tuesday.

"If we win Ohio, we win this election," he said.

Mr. Biden and President Obama are barnstorming Ohio in a bid to round up undecided voters in the last two days before the election. President Obama flies into Ohio later today to speak in Cincinnati.

The vice president hammered Mr. Romney for airing the ad, despite cries of outrage from Democrats over the inaccuracies in the ad.

Despite the criticism, the Romney campaign has continued airing the aid on radio in the Toledo market, citing a report in Bloomberg News and Chrysler's acknowledgement that they plan to build Jeeps in China that will be sold in China, even while the company expands production in Toledo with 1,100 new jobs expected early in 2013.

Mr. Biden was introduced to the crowd around 4 p.m. by his wife, Jill, who teaches at a community college in northern Virginia.

Source: (c)2012 The Blade (Toledo, Ohio). Distributed by MCT Information Services.

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