Secret Service prepping for Biden to appear at GOP convention, says Drudge

Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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Vice President Joe Biden is reportedly planning to crash the party next week when Republicans gather in Tampa, Fla., for the GOP convention.

The Drudge Report cited sources Tuesday saying that Secret Service agents have been spotted in Tampa telling people that they are doing advance work for Biden’s trip. He’s expected to be in Tampa on Monday or Tuesday, the news website reported.

A spokeswoman who answered the phone in the vice president’s office directed questions to the campaign when reached by The Daily Caller. The Obama campaign didn’t immediately return a request for comment.

Republicans plan to formally nominate Mitt Romney for president during the convention. The following week, Democrats will gather in Charlotte, N.C., to re-nominate President Barack Obama.

UPDATE: The Obama campaign confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that “Biden will travel to the Tampa area and other cities for campaign events” on Monday and Tuesday.”

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