Tacoma Urbanist

Oct. 4, 2010 at 12:12am

Where Will Vice President Biden and Sen. Murray Coffee in Tacoma This Friday?

As you may know, Vice President Joe Biden and Patty Murray will be in Tacoma at UWT on Friday October 8, 2010:

Vice President Joe Biden will head to Tacoma for a "get out the vote" rally with U.S. Sen. Patty Murray next month.

The Murray campaign says the event will take place Friday Oct. 8 at the University of Washington Tacoma.

It will be free and open to the public, with registration starting at 9 a.m.

The Murray campaign is asking those who want to attend to RSVP at www.pattymurray.com/pierce or call 206-286-9199.

Biden's visit is just the latest reminder of Murray's importance to the Obama administration's hopes of maintaining a Democratic majority in the Senate.

Biden previously headlined a Seattle fundraiser for Murray in February.

The President campaigned for Murray here last month. And First Lady Michelle Obama will headline a fundraiser for Murray on Oct. 25.

One of the main questions is where Biden and Murray will have coffee when they are here.  Biden will no doubt have a significant entourage with secret service protection.

Here are some local choices for coffee they have:

Metro Coffee?

Cutters Point Coffee?


There is also a chance that given Senator Murray recently had coffee at Amocat Cafe with other local business owners, Biden will join her there:

(Mallory serves Patty Murray drip coffee (as ordered) at Amocat Cafe)

Are there any other guesses?

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by Erik on 10/4/2010 @ 1:26am
I bet it will be Metro Coffee:

by fredo on 10/4/2010 @ 7:06am
"Biden's visit is just the latest reminder of Murray's importance to the Obama administration's hopes of maintaining a Democratic majority in the Senate."

And a reminder of how tepid the support is for the senator.

by morgan on 10/4/2010 @ 8:19am
That is obscene! Erik, you should be ashamed of showing such coffee porn!

by KevinFreitas on 10/4/2010 @ 8:29am
Hehe, it'd be great if Biden stopped by Amocat but I'd wager it would be Metro Coffee because secret service will prob want to keep their snipers in as few places as possible.

by fredo on 10/4/2010 @ 10:01am
My guess is that the Amocat and it's patrons and staff are already big Murray supporters so they will move on to coffee shops where people might be swayed by the message of "hope and change."

I'm sure the 15,000,000 unemployed people in the US will be impressed to know that Murray drinks drip coffee...see she's one of the little people after all!

If she really likes drip coffee she can get a cup here at Fredo City, we've got a Mr. Coffee running 24 hours a day and I'll change the filter just for the Senator.

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 10/4/2010 @ 10:24am
fredo, I'll take that offer of coffee to Ms. Murray as an endorsement. I think Change is good, but dollars are better. The sign on the podium looks like a sign for a smart panhandler.

by Erik on 10/4/2010 @ 11:44am
Here is an image from Cutters point:

I need to do another coffee rundown around town one of these days like a couple of years ago:


From Satellite Coffee:

by The Jinxmedic on 10/4/2010 @ 12:34pm
Fredo City has the best coffee- and uses environmentally-friendly post-consumer recycled paper cups, as well. They can last for quite a while before they get too soggy and the bottom falls out.

by Erik on 10/5/2010 @ 12:04pm
I just received this via email:


Erik --

This Friday, October 8th, the Vice President of the United States is coming to Tacoma -- and you're invited.

Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Patty Murray will be holding a get out the vote rally at the University of Washington - Tacoma.

With just 28 days until Election Day -- and fewer than two weeks until voters begin receiving their ballots in the mail -- now is the time to get fired up. This rally will be a great chance to hear the Vice President speak and learn more about the change Patty Murray is fighting for.

Can you make it? Here are the details:

What: Rally with Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Patty Murray

Where: University of Washington - Tacoma
Tacoma, WA

When: Friday, October 8th
Registration starts at 9:00 a.m.

Together, we've accomplished so much -- including a health insurance reform victory that was 100 years in the making and Wall Street reform that provides the strongest consumer financial protections in history -- but we need to keep our momentum going in the final stretch.

Click here to join Senator Murray and the Vice President on Friday:




Dustin Lambro
Washington State Director
Organizing for America

by fredo on 10/5/2010 @ 12:39pm
"Together, we've accomplished so much -- including a health insurance reform victory that was 100 years in the making and Wall Street reform that provides the strongest consumer financial protections in history" Dustin Lambro

I'm sure that will bring comfort to the 15,000,000 Americans who are out of work.

by dolly varden on 10/5/2010 @ 7:10pm
Without the stimulus (and Bush's TARP -- have to give credit where it's due), there'd probably be 30,000,000 out of work. With a bigger stimulus, there might have been a real recovery underway by now.

by fredo on 10/5/2010 @ 7:57pm
Dolly, according to the Congressional Budget Office the stimulus plan,

"Increased the number of people employed by between 1.2 million and 2.8 million"

This certainly conflicts with your estimate of 30,000,000 unemployed without the stimulus plan.

If the plan was too small, as you suggest, then that's something Murray could explain. She's a member of the party which authored the plan.

by dolly varden on 10/5/2010 @ 8:28pm
Sounds like the CBO figure is the number of jobs directly created; not the downward spiral narrowly averted by TARP and the stimulus. (I actually think both programs were pretty significantly flawed, but also a lot better than doing nothing in the face of a potential depression.)

I would have liked to have seen the Senate Ds do a bigger stimulus with more investment in transportation/transit infrastructure. I think Reid, Murray, et al. have been too timid on a number of issues, but from my perspective they're MUCH better than the alternative. That said, part of the barrier to bolder action on behalf of the Democrats is how the modern Senate uses to filibuster to block anything that isn't milquetoast. Both parties, when they've been in power, have abused the filibuster and other Senate rules in a manner that has squelched ambitious legislation from either side of the aisle.

by Erik on 10/6/2010 @ 6:12pm
Update: Secret Service have beeing going through UWT campus according to reports. Looks like Biden stopping at Metro is a high possibility. Though if their security reads this perhaps they will stop at another coffee shop instead. Go figure.

by fredo on 10/6/2010 @ 6:29pm
I'm sure I'm missing something here. What difference does it make where Patty Murray is going to get her cup of drip coffee when she's in Tacoma? I'll bet she and the Biden entourage won't be here for more than an hour.

But you know what, Fredo snagged a good seat for the show. I'm going to be wearing a big sombrero and a Grupo Tacoma t-shirt. I'll be the one laughing uproariously at the VPs "jokes."

by NineInchNachos on 10/6/2010 @ 10:45pm
the LiNK light rail will be shut down Friday for security reasons.

twitter says...

SoundTransit: No Tacoma Link service from 6:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Fri. Oct 8 due to VP Biden's visit to downtown Tacoma.