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UPDATED: Reaction To Obama's Choice Of Biden As Running Mate

Here's some initial reaction to Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's selection of Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware as his running mate.

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"Joe Biden is just what the country needs. He's a straight shooter, smart and a hard worker. We've worked together on numerous criminal justice issues and talked in depth about education. He is an expert in foreign affairs. I consider Joe to be a good friend to me, law enforcement and to North Carolina. This campaign just got real interesting and a whole lot more fun."--NC Gov. Mike Easley.
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"In naming my colleague and friend Sen. Joe Biden to be the vice presidential nominee, Sen. Obama has continued in the best traditions for the vice presidency by selecting an exceptionally strong, experienced leader and devoted public servant. Sen. Biden will be a purposeful and dynamic vice president who will help Sen. Obama both win the presidency and govern this great country." - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York.

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"There has been no harsher critic of Barack Obama's lack of experience than Joe Biden. Biden has denounced Barack Obama's poor foreign policy judgment and has strongly argued in his own words what Americans are quickly realizing - that Barack Obama is not ready to be president." - Ben Porritt, spokesman for the John McCain campaign.

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"Today is a great day for Democrats. We now have the ticket that's going to bring the change we've all been hoping for. I join all of the members of the Senate Democratic caucus in congratulating Joe Biden - a great friend, a great Democrat, and now our party's nominee for vice president. This campaign is going to make history." - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.

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"Sen. Biden will be a tremendous partner for Sen. Obama and for Michigan. Our state has been battered by the policies of the Bush administration, so it matters to us that Sen. Biden has a long-standing reputation of bringing real results that matter to Americans. It also matters that his track record on foreign policy will be invaluable to the new administration in helping to secure our nation's place in the world." - Gov. Jennifer Granholm and Lt. Gov. John Cherry of Michigan.

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"In choosing Joe Biden to join him on the ticket, Barack has struck Olympic gold. I competed against Biden in the '84 campaign. He is a bona fide expert on the judiciary and foreign policy. He is always extremely well prepared, is very smart, a top level debater, gutsy, strong and has great personal integrity." - the Rev. Jesse Jackson.


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