VP Biden to offer rebuttal to Romney at NAACP

FILE - In a Feb. 21, 2012 file photo President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh/file)

FILE - In a Feb. 21, 2012 file photo President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh/file)

WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden is offering a rebuttal to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney before the nation's largest civil rights organization, defending President Barack Obama's record before black voters.

Biden is addressing the NAACP convention in Houston on Thursday, a day after Romney said he'd do more for African-Americans than President Obama, the nation's first black president.

Romney was booed when he said he'd repeal Obama's sweeping health care reform law but otherwise got a polite reception as he reached out to a traditionally Democratic voting bloc.

Democrats countered that Romney's policies would hurt working families in the African-American community, an argument Biden is expected to make before the NAACP delegates.


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