• VP Biden was in Charlotte Friday for DNC fundraiser

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Vice President Joe Biden was in Charlotte Friday.

    This was his first visit to Charlotte in more than a year.

    A heavy police presence was seen in south Charlotte and Ballantyne. Patrol cars are blocking some roads and entrances to school and churches.

    The vice president spoke at a DNC fundraiser at a private house.

    From Charlotte, he traveled to Chapel Hill to raise money for Sen. Kay Hagan’s campaign.

    He spoke at a naturalization ceremony in Atlanta, Thursday night.

    Biden expressed disappointment in Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner's decision not to vote on the Senate's immigration reform bill.

    “That’s one of the temporary drawbacks, is that sometimes we take steps forward. This is a step backward in the history of the country,” Biden said.

    Boehner does not support the path to citizenship.

    The house will introduce its own reform bill next year.

    Biden’s wife will be in the area Monday speaking at Cleveland Community College in Shelby.

    Dr. Jill Biden will be talking about a $23 million grant to help promote training opportunities and technology jobs.

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