Joe Biden Nibbles Wife Jill’s Finger at Iowa Campaign Event

Joe Biden mocked for 'no malarkey' campaign pledge

Joe Biden mocked for 'no malarkey' campaign pledge

Despite leading in the national polls for the Democrat nomination, Mr Biden has fallen behind in the first two states to vote, Iowa and New Hampshire.

Mr Joe Biden has launched an eight-day bus tour of Iowa projecting confidence, ignoring his many Democratic presidential competitors and pledging that he will unseat President Donald Trump next year.

The act occurred as Jill Biden stretched her arm out while introducing her husband.

FOX Business' Hillary Vaughn discusses Mayor Pete Buttigieg's recent surge in the polls. The former vice president moved out of the way of his wife's hand and went for her finger. In a vice-presidential debate in 2012, in response to Paul Ryan's critique over the administration's handling of the Benghazi attack, Biden said, "With all due respect, that's a bunch of malarkey".

The pair were in Council Bluffs speaking to a crowd of several hundred people, according to the Associated Press. An aide to Biden told ABC News that he's expected to spend upwards of 20 days in Iowa during the fourth fundraising quarter of 2019 - more than he spent in the state during the 2nd and 3rd quarters combined.The campaign has also invested heavily in advertising in Iowa.

His chief argument - his perceived strength against Mr Trump - was on clear display last Saturday. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders over the party's direction, Biden struck a general-election posture.

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He added an emphasis on small town and rural America, an electoral swathe where Democrats have struggled in recent elections, but that could prove critical.

Tom and Christie Vilsack have both publicly endorsed Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential race.

Jill Biden, the candidate's wife, followed suit in Council Bluffs, introducing her husband as the "only candidate who can take on Trump in places like Florida and Wisconsin and Pennsylvania and MI".

But federal campaign filings show Biden's campaign ended September with under $9 million in cash on hand, trailing Trump, Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg and Senator Kamala Harris.

The latest Iowa polls show Biden competing almost neck and neck with Sens. The senators have animated the party's left flank, while Mr Buttigieg joins Mr Biden in the Democrats' centre-left wing but is calling for generational change.

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