Biden Wraps up Debate Prep in Wilmington, Heads to Washington for Senate Vote

Oct 1, 2008 11:53am

ABC News’ Matthew Jaffe Reports: Democratic vice-presidential nominee Joe Biden Wednesday wrapped up three straight days of debate preps with Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Wilmington and prepared to head down to Washington for the Senate vote on the financial rescue bill. 

As he left the hotel, Biden said he had not yet read the economic package, but he expects to vote in favor of it.

"I haven’t read the package yet, but my anticipation is I’m going to vote yes,” Biden said. "But I want to see. That’s why I’m going home now to get briefed on the details."

The senator added that he "will be down in time for the vote" in Washington Wednesday evening, after spending more than six hours in debate preps earlier in the day.

"He’s ready," said his spokesman David Wade.

On Thursday afternoon, the senator will fly to St. Louis for the debate at Washington University. He will be joined on the trip by his wife Jill, his son Hunter, his sister Valerie Owens Biden, and his niece Missy Owens. The senator’s son Beau, whose deployment ceremony for Iraq takes place Friday morning in Delaware, will not accompany his father to the Show-Me State showdown.

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