Former Vice President Joe Biden was forced to cancel a major fundraising appearance in Illinois due to an unspecified illness:
Former VP Joe Biden cancels Democrat Day appearance at state fair due to illness.
— Rick Pearson (@rap30) August 15, 2018
Illinois Dems were hoping the 75-year-old Biden, who is considering a 2020 bid, could help usher in the blue wave:
— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) August 15, 2018
From the Chicago Tribune:
An attempt by Illinois Democrats to generate a blue wave for the November election hit its first rocky shore when party officials announced former Vice President Joe Biden won’t attend the party’s traditional day at the state fair Thursday because of an illness.
Biden was supposed to keynote the Democratic County Chair’s Association annual brunch, and he was the biggest name that the event has drawn in years. But Doug House, the Rock Island County chairman who also heads the statewide county chair’s group, said Biden wouldn’t make the trip, which had included fundraisers on Wednesday for Democratic candidates.
According to reports, Biden was “under doctor’s orders” not to travel:
— New York Post (@nypost) August 15, 2018
So far, we’re not seeing any report on just what’s wrong with the former vice president. Just that he’s “under doctor’s orders” not to travel. From the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association:
Biden is expected at another fundraiser on Martha’s Vineyard later in August. Let’s see if he gets clearance to attend:
Former Vice President Joe Biden, who is currently the subject of 2020 speculation, is scheduled to appear at a fund-raiser on Martha's Vineyard later this month. https://t.co/eTvzV352AG pic.twitter.com/1L4d28a0HO
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) August 11, 2018
And we’ll update this post if and when we learn more.
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