Biden to tout job creation in Louisville on Monday

06/25/2010 03:18 PM

Vice President Joe Biden

Vice President Joe Biden will be in Louisville Monday to make his case for how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 — also nicknamed the stimulus bill — has helped spur job creation at an event at General Electric Appliance Park, the White House announced on Friday.

Those jobs have been a selling point for Democratic U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth in his re-election bid against Republican challenger Todd Lally, who has started his campaign by criticizing Yarmuth’s congressional voting record on the issue of job creation.

Gov. Steve Beshear will join Biden and Yarmuth at the event.

After the public event, Biden and Yarmuth are scheduled to attend a fund-raiser for Indiana 9th District Rep. Baron Hill, a Democrat, across the Ohio River in Jeffersonville, Ind. In response to the fund-raiser, Lally and fellow Republican challenger Todd Young, who is running against Hill, are planning a protest.

The protest is scheduled to begin at noon Monday.

—Kenny Colston

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