Veep In Town

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Vice President Joe Biden is visiting an East Hartford college to discuss workforce development issues.

The Democrat was scheduled to participate in a roundtable discussion at Goodwin College on Wednesday. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is scheduled to join Biden for the event, which Malloy’s office said will highlight the school’s new Certified Production Technician program. It’s a collaborative effort between small and large employers.

While he’s in Connecticut, the vice president is also scheduled to appear at two afternoon political fundraising events in Fairfield County. One fundraiser is scheduled to be held at a Greenwich home to benefit the Democratic Governors Association The second is planned at a Stamford home to benefit the Connecticut Democratic Party.

Biden’s visit comes as Malloy faces what is expected to be a close election.

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