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Biden Hits Hillary: 'Don't Hold It Against Me' I'm Not Rich

10:31 AM, Jun 23, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
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In what some are interpreting as a veiled shot at Hillary Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden says that the fact he isn't rich shouldn't be held against him:

I make a lot of money as vice president, Biden said in the Washington, D.C. speech this morning. But, he said, he was the poorest member of Congress when he was a U.S. senator.

"Don't hold it against me that I don't own a single stock or bond," he said. "Don't hold it -- I have no savings account. But I got a great pension and I get a good salary. For real. For real."

Actually, it's not quite real. Biden in fact does have a savings account.

Biden and Clinton are considered potential 2016 Democratic primary opponents.

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