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Biden spends Memorial Day in Iowa
WATERLOO, IOWA (CNN) -- Keeping a brisk pace under an 75 degree sun, Sen. Joe Biden took to the streets to press the flesh in Waterloo, Iowa's Memorial Day parade.

"I'm one of the 800 candidates running for president," the Democratic senator from Delaware told voters lined up along the parade route. Flanked by his wife, daughter and a dozen supporters, Biden's reception ranged from the quizzical to the enthusiastic.

The quizzical was from one woman shouting to Biden "are you a Democrat?"

The enthusiastic was the senator being met at a corner by two supporters carrying a sign that stated, "We Love Joe." Pat Spears, who was carrying the sign, said she hasn't made up her mind yet about which candidate she'll support in the caucus. But she noted that "we wanted Joe to know that we appreciate him coming to Waterloo."

One man along the parade route booed Biden for the senator's vote last week on the Iraq war supplemental funding bill. Biden, who is the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was the only Democratic presidential candidate to vote in favor of the bill. Biden told CNN in an interview that he stands by his vote and understands it may hurt him with liberal Democrats.

Biden's scheduled to attend three house parties in Iowa later in the day. Iowa's caucuses, scheduled for January 14, kick off the presidential primary season.

-- CNN Senior Political Producer Sasha Johnson
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