ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden might be taking sides in Florida’s Democratic Senate primary, but unlike Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, he’s not getting nasty about it.
Biden campaigned with U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy in Orlando on Thursday but refused to say anything bad about his opponent, Congressman Alan Grayson.
Biden said Grayson is “a fine guy,” but he endorsed Murphy because he thinks he’ll work better with Republicans.
The statement came the day after Grayson and Reid quarreled at a closed-door event. Reid has asked Grayson to drop out of the race and has said Grayson has no moral compass, is disgraceful and that he has a low opinion of him.
Murphy and Grayson are seeking the seat Republican Marco Rubio decided to give up in his unsuccessful bid for the presidency.