VP Biden surprises restaurant customers in Sunnyvale

June 15, 2013 6:26:34 PM PDT
Vice President Joe Biden surprised some customers by making an unannounced stop at a Sunnyvale restaurant Saturday morning.

People greeted the VP as he praised San Jose Congressman Mike Honda during a campaign-style photo op at Hobee's Restaurant.

Honda faces a re-election challenge from Silicon Valley attorney Ro Khanna.

Biden was a clear crowd pleaser, but eventually had to leave the restaurant to attend a special event.

"My niece, Casey Owens, is graduating from Stanford," Biden said. "Getting her master's degree today and I'm heading over there right now so it's going to be a good day."

Biden returns to Washington Sunday.

He came to the Bay Area to attend Friday night's Democratic Party fundraiser in San Francisco.