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Biden to campaign in N.H.

New Hampshire Democrats announced this morning Vice President Joe Biden will headline a fundraising dinner in New Hampshire next week. Biden will deliver the keynote at next Wednesday's McIntyre-Shaheen 100 Club Dinner.

"We are excited to welcome Vice President Biden to this year's event," said Ray Buckley, chairman of the new Hampshire Democratic Party, in a statement. "Vice President Biden has been a champion of New Hampshire Democrats for more than three decades. Over the years, Biden has made countless trips to the Granite State to support the party and our candidates."

The vice president's trip follows President Obama's fundraising trip to Boston and his commencement speech at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT, today.

Biden's trip to New Hampshire is his second to the Granite State in as many months. This is his first trip this year that will be exclusively dedicated to raising money for the 2012 contest. Biden and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan spent time at the University of New Hampshire in April to call attention to the problem of sexual assault on college campuses. During the midterm elections, Biden made frequent trips to Nashua to rally Democratic voters.