BOSTON — Republican Mitt Romney thinks Vice President Joe Biden’s upcoming visit to Massachusetts on behalf of a congressional candidate will be as effective as President Barack Obama’s last-minute trip when he was trying to stop Scott Brown’s election.
In a statement Wednesday, the former Massachusetts governor and 2008 GOP presidential contender said, “It didn’t work then, and it won’t work now.”
Brown beat Democrat Martha Coakley in a special election in January to replace the late Edward Kennedy.
Biden is visiting Saturday to campaign for Democrat William Keating. He and his Republican opponent, state Rep. Jeffrey Perry, are seeking to replace retiring Democratic Rep. William Delahunt in the 10th district.
The district runs from just south of Boston to Cape Cod and includes Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.