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Biden Thanks Latinos for Support in Re-election

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2013, file photo, Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with representatives from the video game industry in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. As Biden finalizes a package of recommendations for the president to curb gun violence, the National Rifle Association said there is enough support in Congress to block any new laws that would ban assault weapons. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2013, file photo, Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with representatives from the video game industry in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. As Biden finalizes a package of recommendations for the president to curb gun violence, the National Rifle Association said there is enough support in Congress to block any new laws that would ban assault weapons. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden is thanking Latinos for their support in helping him and President Barack Obama get re-elected.

Biden and his family appeared onstage at the Kennedy Center on Sunday night to help open the Latino Inaugural 2013 concert.

Biden says something "profound" happened with the enormous Latino support for Obama, and he says the Latino community underestimates its power.

He told the audience that they "spoke in a way that the world ... could not fail to hear."

Biden said "America owes" Latinos and declared, "This is your moment"

Singer Jose Feliciano opened the show by singing the national anthem. Actress Eva Longoria, a co-chairwoman for Obama's campaign, is hosting the event, which also includes Antonio Banderas, Rosario Dawson, Marc Anthony and Rita Moreno.

AP-WF-01-21-13 0052GMT


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