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Biden stumps for Quinn, higher wages

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Associated Press

Vice President Joe Biden is in Chicago to make a push for the minimum wage and fundraise for Gov. Pat Quinn.

Biden participated Monday in a discussion with business owners, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Quinn about raising wages.

The event was closed to reporters. Afterward, Biden praised Quinn and Emanuel for efforts to increase the minimum wage.

Quinn has made raising the minimum wage a cornerstone of his campaign. The Chicago Democrat faces a challenge from businessman Bruce Rauner.

Biden is expected at a Quinn fundraiser later Monday.

Earlier in the day New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stopped at Rauner's headquarters and attended GOP fundraisers.

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