Biden flubs Tim Kaine's name

Vice President Joe Biden gestures while speaking to supporters during a campaign rally at Marion Harding High School Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in Marion, Ohio.
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LYNCHBURG, Va. Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday referred to Virginia Senate hopeful Tim Kaine as "Tom Kaine," prompting a derisive response from Mitt Romney's campaign.

At a rally in Lynchburg, Biden said of the former Virginia governor and Democratic National Committee chairman: "There is a decent, honorable man. That man has more integrity in his little finger than most have in their whole body. I'm a big Tom Kaine fan. I'm a big Tom Kaine fan."

Romney campaign spokesman Ryan Williams said in a statement: "Vice President Biden forgot the name of his own Virginia Democratic Senate nominee, and he wants voters to forget about President Obama's failed economic policies and lack of a real agenda for a second term."

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