VP Biden Stops for Coffee and Cookies in Superior

By KBJR News 1

Credit: Calvin Wing

VP Biden Stops for Coffee and Cookies in Superior

November 2, 2012 Updated Nov 2, 2012 at 8:43 PM CST

Superior, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) - Little did a small business owner in Superior know that a "cookie contest" would lead to a visit by the Vice President of the United States.

On his way out of town Friday, Joe Biden stopped at the Red Mug Coffee Shop on Hammond and Broadway.

His advance team learned about the cookie contest earlier this week.

The Red Mug is selling blue cookies with a donkey on them and red cookies featuring an elephant.

The Vice President couldn't resist weighing in with his vote.

"He was really happy to see that the democrat cookies were about six to one over the republicans," said Red Mug owner Suzanne Johnson. "And he bought some bread and came down and had coffee and talked with people. He was probably here for about an hour."

"So instead of going to see the Vice President speak, I had to come into work, you know, do the whole job responsibility thing, but it all worked out," said Calvin Wing. "It was fantastic. What a life changing experience."

We're told the blue cookies have been sold out.

Michelle Lee
mlee@kbjr.com