Joe Biden: Facts about the presidential candidate you didn’t know

1. As a child, Biden had a debilitating stutter.

He tried to avoid stuttering by playing out conversations in advance in his head, practicing speaking while holding pebbles in his mouth.

2. Joe Biden married twice in his life.

He married Neilia Biden in 1966 and stayed married to her until she died in 1972. Joe Biden later remarried in 1977, to Jill Biden.

3. He is against abortion.

He told a reporter that “when it comes to issues like abortion … I’m about as liberal as your grandmother. I don’t like the [Roe v. Wade] decision on abortion. I think it went too far. I don’t think that a woman has the sole right to say what should happen to her body.” 

4. He owns a 1967 Corvette Stingray.

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His father, who worked at a car dealership, gave it to him as a wedding gift.

5. In 1987, he ran for president for the first time. 

He quit the race after it was revealed he incorporated into a speech of his, parts of a speech by British Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock.

6. Joe Biden swore his first oath as a US Senator in a hospital.

A few weeks after Biden won his Senate seat, his wife and children met with an accident. His wife, Neilia, and their 13-month-old daughter, Naomi, died before they reached the hospital. Both his sons suffered severe injuries Joe Biden stayed with them in the hospital when he swore his oath as Senator of Delaware for the first time in 1973.

7. He is the longest-serving Senator of Delaware.

He resigned his 2008 win immediately after, as he’d also won the Vice-Presidential election. By the time he became US Vice President in 2009, he’d been a senator for 36 years.

8. Joe Biden started out in favor of the Iraq War.

In 1991, Biden, along with a majority of Senate Democrats, voted against the use of force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait.

9. One of Joe Biden’s most significant achievements is the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

The VAWA provided over $1.7 billion in funding to investigate and prosecute violent crimes against women.

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