Joe Biden cancels fundraiser, stays with son in Houston

Joe Biden cancels fundraiser, stays with son in Houston

Joe Biden cancels fundraiser, stays with son in Houston

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by Associated Press

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Posted on August 21, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 21 at 1:16 PM

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden has canceled an event Thursday in Rhode Island to remain in Houston while his son is undergoing medical tests.

Biden’s son, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, felt weak and disoriented last week and was admitted to a Chicago-area hospital.

He returned home but traveled a few days later to Houston for testing at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

The vice president accompanied his son to Houston on Monday and has remained with him in Texas.

Biden was scheduled to headline a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee at the home of Alison and Bill Vareika. Alison Vareika says the event has been called off.

The White House hasn’t said whether Biden’s other events this week have also been canceled. Biden was to attend a fundraiser in New Hampshire and an event at Salve Regina University in Rhode Island Thursday, and join President Barack Obama in Pennsylvania at a Friday event. Salve Regina University says the event there may also be canceled.

The younger Biden, 44, also suffered a mild stroke in 2010.

He and his wife, Hallie, have two children.

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