By MEG KINNARD
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Three weeks from the general election, Vice President Joe Biden says it's crucial to support Democrats if they value financial success.
The vice president told several hundred people gathered at Allen University's downtown Columbia campus Tuesday that the Republican Party says it supports the middle class but doesn't back that up fiscally.
Biden's appearance was billed as a get-out-the-vote rally. He was also scheduled to headline a fundraiser for the state Democratic Party.
The vice president was on the road nearly every day last week campaigning for Democrats on the West Coast and is considering a third presidential run for himself in 2016.
He came to South Carolina earlier this year to give the commencement address to graduates at the University of South Carolina.