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Joe Biden may join Bill Clinton in Alison Lundergan Grimes campaign

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Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes announced last week that former President Bill Clinton will give her Senate bid a boost later this month when he campaigns with her in Kentucky -- but another bold-faced name might soon lend his star power, too.

Vice President Joe Biden, a close friend of Grimes' father, Jerry Lundergan, who would have chaired Biden's Kentucky campaign in 2008 had it come to fruition, said in an interview published Monday that he would be happy to help.

"I’m sure I will help his daughter if they ask to raise money," Biden told Time Magazine.

Biden said he also plans to campaign for other Democratic candidates during this midterm election cycle -- but we likely won't see him openly criticizing Grimes' opponent, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., or any other Republicans.

"I have never campaigned against a sitting Republican," Biden said. "What I do is, I campaign for the Democrat."

Currently, Biden has no firm plans to campaign for Grimes. Clinton, for his part, will be traveling to Louisville on Feb. 25 on her behalf.

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