CINCINNATI (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden will speak to another major civil rights organization — this time in Cincinnati — and Republican leaders are around to offer counterpoints.
Biden was scheduled at the National Urban League conference Thursday morning, a day after speaking to the NAACP in Las Vegas. Republican chairman Reince (RANS’) Priebus (pree-BUHS’) also will be at the conference, part of his efforts to engage black voters who twice helped Barack Obama win the White House.
Biden hasn’t ruled out a run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. A potential GOP contender, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, will be at the conference Friday.
Ohio Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald also plans to speak Thursday.
Urban League president Marc Morial (MOR’-ee-al) says the nonpartisan organization likes a diverse discussion.