The White House announced late Friday that Vice President Joe Biden, often the distant runner-up to Hillary Clinton in 2016 Democratic primary polls, is heading to New Hampshire, home to the first and sometimes deciding primary.

“Vice President Biden to Travel to the Portsmouth, New Hampshire Area,” said the release.

“WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, September 3rd, Vice President Biden will travel to the Portsmouth, New Hampshire area for an event on the economy with members of Congress. Additional details about the Vice President’s trip are forthcoming,” it added.

Biden has traveled to New Hampshire at least twice this year.

The state isn’t very friendly to the vice president. In the 2008 presidential primary, Biden received 0.2 percent of the vote, or 638 votes. Clinton won it with 39.1 percent of the vote, besting then-Sen. Barack Obama.

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