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President Biden in Boston Friday to meet Prince William, raise money for Democrats

President Biden visits IBEW 103 in Boston
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BOSTON - President Joe Biden arrived in Boston Friday afternoon to greet the Prince of Wales and to do some political fundraising for Democrats.

He met with Prince William at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Dorchester first before helping out with an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) phone bank to raise money for Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock's reelection campaign.

The president poked fun at the Boston accent. "What I really want to find out is, how y'all are going to talk to those folks down in Georgia," Biden said, mentioning how he often jokes with Labor Secretary Marty Walsh about his accent. 

Biden then went to a fundraiser in Boston for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which has spent millions of dollars to boost Warnock's campaign against Republican challenger Herschel Walker.

Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey will also be at the fundraiser.

Ahead of the Nov. 8 midterms, Biden avoided wading into key Senate races in states like Georgia, Arizona and New Hampshire, where his approval ratings have trailed below his numbers nationally.

Friday's fundraisers mark the culmination of Biden's support-from-a-distance strategy that he employed throughout the midterms and that his aides credit with helping his party beat expectations in key races.

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