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Biden Cancels State Fair Speech: Illinois Democrats



    Biden Cancels State Fair Speech: Illinois Democrats
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    Joe Biden, former vice president of the United States, speaks as part of the 2018 Concordia Americas Summit at Agora Bogota Convention Center on July 17, 2018 in Bogota, Colombia.

    Former Vice President Joe Biden will no longer be speaking at the Illinois State Fair, according to the Illinois Democratic County Chairs' Association.

    In a Facebook post late Tuesday evening, the group’s president, Dough House, confirmed that Biden, who originally had planned to speak at Democrats Day, wouldn’t be attending due to health reason.

    “Everyone who knows Vice President Biden knows that he gives our party and our country his all, but unfortunately he is sick and is under doctor’s orders not to travel,” House said.

    Biden could not be immediately reached for comment.

    “The cancellation is of course disappointing, but it is clear that the circumstances are simply unavoidable,” House’s statement reads. “We all hope he gets well soon and I’m sure he’ll be back campaigning for Democrats in Illinois and across the country in no time.”

    House also said the event, which he described as the “largest brunch in our history” will continue regardless of Biden’s absence.

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