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Biden talks student aid, character in Fremont

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More than 1,500 people showed up on Sunday afternoon to rally behind Vice President Joe Biden at Terra Community College.  Biden touched on several subjects at the campaign stop, some that are specifically important to local voters like the auto bailout and the recent controversial Chrysler ads released by the Romney campaign.

"Both GM and Chrysler have denounced Romney's ads," Biden told his riled up supporters.  "Can you ever remember a time when two major corporations in a final week of a campaign publicly criticized a Republican candidate? I don't even remember that happening!"

The crowd at Terra Community College was full of students and the VP talked about making more money available such as Pell grants.

"It's hard, it really is hard," said Dion Massie, a student at the college who came to hear the VP speak. "We need our financial aid, there's a lot that we need."

Biden says part of what this election comes down to is character. He called the latest Romney Chrysler ads misleading and says they play to the fears of working-class residents in Northwest Ohio. The ads accuse Obama of selling Chrysler to an Italian company that is building jeeps in China

"Presidential elections are all about character, character is the most important ingredient a president must possess to lead a great nation and lead the world," said Biden. "And it is absolutely clear who has character and who does not have character."

Supporters at Sunday's rally say they're ready to do all they can to ensure President Obama has another four years in office.

"We just wanted to see what the rally was about and actually go out and help get some votes in the last two days," said one attendee, Amy McFarland.

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