Why in the world does Sheldon Whitehouse need VP Joe Biden?
After a routine series of legislative fundraisers in recent weeks, the political juice will get cranked up considerably when Vice President Joe Biden headlines a time this Thursday (5 pm, the Biltmore) for US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse.
Brown University political science professor Wendy Schiller puts the answer in the context of predictions that Republicans will take a narrow lead in the Senate:
“I think it shows the White House’s concern for maintaining a Democratic-controlled Senate,” Schiller told me earlier today. “And even though it appears that Senator Whitehouse has a significant financial advantage and lead in the polls, they are not taking anything for granted, and they want to make sure they hold every ‘safe seat’ that they can.”