U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy annual fundraising event on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 in Chicago. Gov. Pat Quinn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel were among the 900 people who attended a fundraiser. (AP Photo/Brian Kersey) (AP)

Follow Joe: Biden takes to Twitter

The V.P. is sending his first-ever tweet Monday, a Fourth of July message


Erica Werner
July 4, 2011 7:30PM (UTC)

Vice President Joe Biden is taking to Twitter.

The White House says the vice president is sending his first-ever tweet Monday, a Fourth of July message from himself and wife Jill Biden asking Americans to take time to think of the troops in battle.

The famously verbose and gaffe-prone Biden might seem an unlikely candidate to say it in 140 characters or less. But fear not -- like most politicians' Twitter accounts, Biden's will be staff-written.

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It's part of the White House's growing focus on social media. The White House regularly communicates to supporters via Twitter, as does President Barack Obama's re-election campaign.

On Wednesday the White House will even hold a Twitter town hall. Obama will take questions via Twitter, though he'll respond verbally.

Biden's Twitter username is (at)VP.

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