***Biden Visit to Richmond Cancelled*** Bayh to Fill In
Senator Joe Biden’s visit to Virginia and Richmond in particular has been called off because of an illness in his family. Here is the release from the Obama campaign:
The campaign just announced the Sen. Evan Bayh will take Biden’s place and the events will go on as schedule.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 4, 2008
Joe Biden Roanoke and Henrico County Events Cancelled Due to Family Illness
RICHMOND, Va. – Because of an illness in U.S. Sen. Joe Biden’s family, his Sunday events in Roanoke and Henrico County have been cancelled.
Biden’s spokesman, David Wade, issued the following statement:
“The campaign has cancelled Senator Biden’s schedule today and tomorrow because of a serious illness in Jill Biden’s family. Hospice has advised the Bidens to remain close by, and we appreciate everyone’s respect for the family’s privacy,” Wade said.