Biden To Campaign in Luzerne County On Sunday

One last stop for Joe before 2018’s big day.

Former Vice President Joe Biden will be campaigning in Luzerne County Sunday night with Sen. Bob Casey and Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Lackawanna) according to the Citizens Voice. It is also now confirmed that Biden will be campaigning earlier during the day with Gov. Tom Wolf and Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania’s 10th District, George Scott. 

the UA Local 520 Plumbers & Pipefitters Union Hall in Harrisburg.

The Luzerne County rally’s definitive location is still not determined, although it is known the event will take place between 6 pm and 8 pm on Sunday night. The rally with Wolf and Scott will take place at the UA Local 520 Plumbers & Pipefitters Union Hall in Harrisburg earlier in the afternoon. 

The Citizens Voice article quotes the Luzerne County Democratic Party Chairman, John Pekarovsky saying the former VP and Scranton native is still popular in the area. President Donald Trump won Luzerne County by 19 points over Sec. Hillary Clinton in the 2016 general election, after the Obama/Biden ticket won the county in 2008 and 2012.

Vice President Mike Pence and Eric Trump recently made trips to the Luzerne County region to boost the campaigns of various GOP candidates, including Cartwright’s challenger, John Chrin. Pence also rallied with Scott’s GOP opponent, Rep. Scott Perry (R-York) during that same trip. In August, President Trump held a campaign rally at the sold out Mohegan Sun Arena in Casey Plaza to help Republican Senate candidate, Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Hazelton).

According to CBS News White House Correspondent, Mark Knoller, President Trump does not have any planned visits for Pennsylvania in the final days of the 2018 campaign.

 

 

Trump’s last rally in Pennsylvania was held on Oct 10 in Erie.

Pence was just in the region 8 days ago, but it does not appear that he will be making any more stops in Pennsylvania before Tuesday’s election, according to Alexi McCammond of Axios.  

FiveThirtyEight currently has the races for Casey and Cartwright as Solid Democratic. 

Recent polls have Scott trailing the GOP incumbent by just a couple of points, while FiveThirtyEight has the race listed as Leans Republican.

This article was updated with the information that Biden will be campaigning in Harrisburg with Wolf, Scott and other Democratic officials. 

November 1st, 2018 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Presidential, Senate, Top Stories | No Comments