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Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. swung through Ohio Monday to tout the Obama administration’s economic policy and to raise money for three junior House Democrats who should face challenging re-election campaigns next year.

In the morning, Biden headlined a Columbus fundraiser for Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy, whose likely 2010 opponent is former state Sen. Steve Stivers, the same Republican Kilroy narrowly defeated last year in an open-seat race in the 15th District.

According to a press pool report, Biden characterized Kilroy as a partner in the administration’ effort to revitalize Ohio’s economy. Kilroy in February was one of 246 House members, all Democrats, who voted for the economic recovery plan, which Biden said has provided needed relief to Ohio eight months after President Obama signed it into law.

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