Vice President Joe Biden Stops in Atlanta

ATLANTA (WXIA)-- Vice President Joe Biden made stops in in Atlanta for a fundraiser for U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn.

When his plane touched down Tuesday, he told reporters that it was cold in Atlanta and asked, "Where's the warm air?"

The Vice President attended an event for Nunn at a private residence Tuesday afternoon.

Vice President Biden also visited children at the East Lake Family YMCA.

Biden said early education gives children an advantage as they build their vocabularies. He praised Republican governors for early childhood education efforts in their states, and he said he hoped other members of their party would support early childhood education.

"I think some of our Republican colleagues would come around," he said. "I'm hoping this is the beginning."

Then he joined children during a class to play with shapes, animals and puzzles. One boy told the Vice President he was building a bridge out of his plastic shapes. "I wish we were making more bridges," Biden said.

From a cardboard box, Biden pulled out stuffed animal dogs that he handed out to the children.

Biden also made a stop in Cobb County to say "thank you" to Darien Southerland, the president of marketing and advertising agency BG Ad Group Inc..

Southerland wrote a letter to President Barack Obama in support of raising the minimum wage.

Southerland gave Biden a football, and The VP signed the business' "wall of fame." "With leadership and help from guys like you, we're going to break through," Biden told Southerland.

Southerland raised his employees' pay to at least $10.10 an hour, the amount that the president asked Congress to raise the minimum wage to during his State of the Union address.


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