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Biden: "I Plan On Campaigning In The South"


Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden talks about campaigning in Texas if he becomes the Democratic nominee and if he would consider Beto O'Rourke or Julian Castro as a running mate in an interview with 'The Dallas Morning News.' Biden said both men are "qualified" and promised that his administration would be full of Latinos.

"I got in trouble for saying that I plan on campaigning in the South," Biden told the paper. "The folks in the Democratic party said what are you talking about? I know one thing: It's not going to be enough to beat Trump. We've got to win back the Senate."

"We've got to go in and campaign in states that in fact are doable or getable," Biden said. "Even if I can't win it, that state, if it can help the nominee win whether it's Texas, or Georgia, or North Carolina, or Arizona, or Michigan. They're the places that I am going to be because it is no"t enough to just win; we have to win back the Senate."

Biden on considering Beto O'Rourke, Julian Castro as running mate: "Yes I would. I'd consider either or both of them. I've spoken to each of them and spent some time talking to them. My plea to both to them is to stay engaged. They are talented, talented people. There are a number of Latinos that have endorsed [me], our former Secretary of Interior. A whole lot of people who are going to -- I'm going to, I guarantee you that there is going to be Latinos in my cabinet. I guarantee you there's going to be Latinos in my White House, and both of them are qualified."

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