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Joseph Lieberman Delivers Remarks at Pennsylvania Doll Factory

Aired August 11, 2000 - 11:07 a.m. ET

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.

DARYN KAGAN, CNN ANCHOR: Other news from here, from L.A., Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore begins a full day of campaigning in the Philadelphia area. Our Patty Davis is with us on the phone from Bridgeport, Pennsylvania.

Patty, why is today's event so important for the vice president?

PATTY DAVIS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, Vice President Al Gore is in Bridgeport, Pennsylvania. He is touring a doll factory, and as you can see, Senator Joe Lieberman, his running mate, is about to address a large crowd inside that doll factory. It's a woman-owned factory. They chose that because the pitch today is for women voters, very important for Vice President Al Gore and Senator Joe Lieberman.

Let's -- let's listen in.

(APPLAUSE)

SEN. JOSEPH LIEBERMAN (D-CT), VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Not too many people expected me to be standing here as his running mate today. So I thank him for making what a lot of people, including me, thought was an impossible dream possible, as you here at Little Souls have done.

I am so glad to be here. I want to thank Gretchen (ph) and Colleen (ph) for opening their doors to us and sharing their stories.

It has been for me a remarkable week. If you had told me that I would be standing here today in Montgomery County as a candidate for vice president of the United States a week ago I simply would not have believed it.

You know, there's an old saying...

(LAUGHTER)

(APPLAUSE)

Now, you know what this shows? Although Al and I are obviously young and vigorous...

(LAUGHTER)

... we are both also grandpas. So... (APPLAUSE)

There's an old saying that somebody once told me after meeting my...

KAGAN: Senator Joe Lieberman, who will be the vice presidential running mate to the current vice president, Al Gore. They -- the pair -- the pair today are appearing in Bridgeport, Pennsylvania at a doll factory. Later today, it's on to Michigan, where they will receive the endorsement of the United Auto Workers. We are tracking them as they make their way across the U.S. to here in Los Angeles for the Democratic national convention.

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