Campaign Insider. Joe Biden's national chair has known him since he was ... 3

She had no desire to hold office herself, but Valerie Biden Owens--once a social-studies teacher and now an executive at a strategic-consulting firm--has run every one of big brother Joe's campaigns. For his 2008 presidential bid, she has traded the title of campaign manager for that of national chair, a position that allows Biden Owens, 62, to serve as a surrogate on the trail as well as "the last filter" when it comes to crafting campaign messages. She signs off on all ads and grapples with the...

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