Irish locals show their colours in Biden's ancestral home

Ballina (Ireland) (AFP) – Thousands of miles east of the White House in Ireland, a pop-art portrait of US presidential candidate Joe Biden towers over his ancestral hometown of Ballina, County Mayo.In the town on Ireland’s rugged Atlantic coast, the Democrat’s distant relatives are thrilled to have one of their own bidding for America’s highest office.”Obviously we’re 100 percent behind Joe Biden,” Laurita Blewitt, the former vice-president’s third cousin, told AFP.”We’ve got that family connection and we’ve got that friendship and relationship with him,” the 37-year-old said.Biden’s family ro…

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