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Joe Biden to speak at the University of Tampa this coming Wednesday

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Vice President Joe Biden will be in Tampa next week, speaking at the University of Tampa’s Fletcher Lounge on Wednesday, May 11 at 12:15 p.m.

The event is being billed as, “An Address on Challenges on Our Moment in the Western Hemisphere,” and is being presented by the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce.

The VP is scheduled to remain in Central Florida to attend the Invictus Games taking place in Orlando, an international sporting event for wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans.

The event is invitation only, and thus supporters of Biden who aren’t on the list will be shut out of attending the event.

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Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at mitch.perry@floridapolitics.com.

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