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Biden rallies party faithful for CA candidates in Fullerton, refers to Anita Hill

Former Vice President Joe Biden is flanked by California congressional candidates at a Democratic Party rally in Fullerton.
Former Vice President Joe Biden is flanked by California congressional candidates at a Democratic Party rally in Fullerton.
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Big-name politicians are stepping into the spotlight to campaign for local candidates. Last month, it was President Obama in Anaheim and, on Thursday night, it was former Vice President Joe Biden.

Biden appeared before a largely young audience at Cal State Fullerton to supportĀ  Democratic congressional candidates running in battleground districts that traditionally swing Republican.

But after several of the districts backed Hillary Clinton for president in 2016, the Democrats jumped at the chance of flipping the seats to their side of the ledger.

The party needs to win 23 seats to regain control of the U.S. House. And as many as a third of them could come from California.

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