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Biden to visit Chicago for Gov. Pat Quinn rally

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    Vice President Joe Biden
    Associated Press

Associated Press

Another national Democrat is putting support behind an Illinois Democrat.

Vice President Joe Biden is expected in Chicago on Tuesday to headline a Gov. Pat Quinn rally for jobs in Illinois.

Biden will attend the rally called "Putting Illinois Back to Work" at a plumber's union on the city's West Side.

Quinn faces Republican Bill Brady, a state senator, in the November election for governor.

Biden is the most recent prominent Democrat to visit Chicago.

Last week President Barack Obama attended a fundraiser for Alexi Giannoulias (jeh-NOO'-lee-ehs), who faces Republican Mark Kirk for the U.S. Senate seat.

Later this week, first lady Michelle Obama is also expected to attend a Giannoulias fundraiser.