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Joe Biden coming to Santa Fe on Saturday


Vice President Joe Biden and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will attend Rep. Ben Ray Lujan’s second annual Democratic issues conference in Santa Fe this weekend.

Lujan is hosting the event, scheduled for Friday through Sunday, in his role as chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

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Vice President Joe Biden (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)

“I look forward to welcoming Leader Pelosi, Vice President Biden, and my colleagues to New Mexico for this opportunity to show off the state and all the great things New Mexico has to offer,” Lujan said in a statement today. “From our entrepreneurs to our famous chile, from our world class art to the majestic landscapes, our home is truly the Land of Enchantment.”

Biden will speak to attendees, including Democratic members of Congress and congressional candidates from around the country, on Saturday.

“Over the course of the day, members of Congress will speak to the audience about different issues that they specialize in, and that are also of top concern to voters,” a DCCC aide told me in an email.

The weekend’s festivities begin on Friday evening with a Taste of Santa Fe reception at the Gerald Peters Gallery. On Saturday evening, the group will attend a reception at the New Mexico Museum of Art. The events are closed to the public. You can read about last year’s Democratic Issues Conference here.