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Joe Biden in Boca Today Campaigning for Charlie Crist

Vice President Joe Biden is hitting up Boca and Broward on Monday to do a little campaigning for Charlie Crist.

The vice president will be making the rounds with Crist, first at a synagogue in Boca Raton, then later at Broward College's Coconut Creek campus.

Biden's wife, Dr. Jill Biden, will also be in Palm Beach County, making an appearance with Crist's running mate, Annette Taddeo, at Florida Atlantic University on Monday.

"Joe likes to quote his dad a lot -- a smart guy," Crist said in an email announcing Biden's visit. "'Don't tell me what you value. Show me your budget, and I'll tell you what you value.' That's a quote I think about a lot. When you look at Florida's budget under Rick Scott, you can see plain and simple what he cares about: Tax breaks for the wealthy corporations and special interests -- while cutting spending for our schools. I'm glad to have Joe and Jill here in Florida with me to talk about why this election matters."

Biden's first appearance will be at Century Village's Temple Beth Shalom, where he'll be talking up and charming the retirees around 2:15 p.m.

From there, Biden will head on over to do the same with young voters at Broward College. That rally will begin at the Coconut Creek campus at 4:15 p.m.

Taddeo and Mrs. Biden will appear at a Crist campaign phone bank at Florida Atlantic University at 4 p.m.

The one-day Biden-for-Crist tour will also take the vice president to the home of big-time Democratic fundraiser Mike Moskowitz in Parkland.

"Charlie Crist and I have more in common than just our love of the beautiful state of Florida," Biden said in a news release. "Whether it'll help him out politically or not, the man always speaks from his heart.

"He cares deeply about the people he meets -- he listens to their stories and takes them into account when he's making decisions.

"His good heart is why I'm proud to join Charlie in Florida today. I know he'll be an incredible fighter for Florida's middle class."

Both the Boca and Broward events with the vice president are open to the public, but to get in, you must have tickets that were given out last week. You can also try to get tickets on Charlie Crist's website.

You also might be able to get them at a local Crist field office.

Crist and Gov. Rick Scott, meanwhile, are set to have their second debate this week at Broward College.

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