During a fundraiser for Massachusetts Senate Candidate Ed Markey, Vice President Biden warned Democrats that they shouldn’t take the election for granted – because many African Americans and Latinos wouldn’t come out to vote without Obama on the top of the ticket.

“There’s a big difference in this race,” Biden said, according to the pool report. “Barack Obama’s not at the head of the ticket. And that means those legions of African Americans and Latinos are not automatically going to come out. No one has energized them like Barack Obama. But he’s not on the ticket. So don’t take this one for granted.”