Biden Gives Delaware a Boost

The First State’s governor says he hears from the veep often.

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

He may be the nation's vice president, but Joe Biden, Delaware's long-serving senator, is still most at home in the First State. Gov. Jack Markell says the veep calls him often, sometimes just to chat, other times to congratulate the guv for his successes, like with his recent efforts to bring jobs to Delaware. "It's great," says Markell. "Delaware is very much on the map," he says, because of the Biden connection. As an example, Markell says that he recently met an Asian businessman who asked where the governor lived. "When I said I was from Delaware, he said, 'You're from the vice president's state."

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