Biden to visit early voting state of New Hampshire next week

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Posted: Mar 21, 2014 11:34 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Joe Biden, who is keeping his options open for the 2016 presidential election, will visit the early voting state of New Hampshire on Tuesday.

The vice president's office said Biden will hold an event in Nashua highlighting "workforce development and the value of on-the-job training opportunities".

New Hampshire holds the nation's first presidential primary and is a regular stop for aspiring candidates.

Biden has expressed interest in running in 2016 in the race to choose a successor to President Barack Obama but is said to be waiting to see whether Democrat Hillary Clinton decides to run.

Biden will be joined in New Hampshire by Labor Secretary Tom Perez. Ways to train workers for jobs in today's economy will be the subject of their event.

"The vice president and Secretary Perez will visit New Hampshire to highlight how the state has one of the most successful on-the-job training programs in the country," said an administration official.

(Reporting By Steve Holland; Editing by Stephen Powell)