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Biden To Promote Economic Recovery Plan in Lackawanna County

The spotlight for the presidential campaign will be once again on Pennsylvania. 

On Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden will be traveling to Lackawanna County to promote his economic recovery plan. 

According to a release from his campaign, Biden will tour a metal works facility in Dunmore and “deliver remarks on his economic recovery plan for working families, which will create jobs, raise wages, and help America build back better.” 

While Biden is set to lay out his economic plans on Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence is also hitting the campaign trail in the Keystone State the same day. 

Pence’s bus tour in Pennsylvania will begin in Lancaster and end in Philadelphia, but will include multiple events throughout the day. 

According to the AP, Republican National Committeeman Bob Asher said that Pence will participate in a fundraiser in Manheim. A release from President Donald Trump’s campaign announced that Pence will host a roundtable discussion in Chester County about the reopening of the economy. Lastly, Pence is slated to speak at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 5 in Philadelphia before they hold a “Back the Blue” rally.

In June, former Vice President Joe Biden made four different appearances in the state, which included boosting the Affordable Care Act in Lancaster on June 25, touting his plans for reopening the economy in response to the coronavirus pandemic in Delaware County on June 17 and West Philadelphia on June 11, plus delivering an address at Philadelphia City Hall on June 2, where he criticized President Donald Trump over the president’s response to the nationwide protests after the killing of George Floyd

While Biden has been busy in southeastern PA in recent months, this is Biden’s first trip near his hometown since October when he delivered an economic address aimed at “rebuilding the middle class” and claimed that President Donald Trump’s administration is ignoring their concerns. 

Pence’s most recent visit to the state was on June 12 when he met with community and faith leaders in western Pennsylvania for the “Great American Comeback Tour,” which was aimed at “promoting policies that will drive America’s economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Trump’s most recent appearance in the state was when he spoke for 30 minutes at a medical equipment distribution center in the Lehigh Valley in mid-May. While Pence hasn’t made an appearance to northeastern PA in 2020, Trump participated in a Fox News town hall in March in Scranton

The most recent polling show a tight race between the former VP and Trump in the Keystone State, although Biden currently has a narrow edge. 

The Real Clear Politics average shows Biden besting Trump by 6.5 points in Pennsylvania.

5 Responses

  1. Beats Trumps plan which is cut taxes on the rich and playing golf on the taxpayers dime. SAVE AMERICA – GO WITH JOE – DUMP TRUMP

  2. Biden needs to win more than PA. He should be visiting WI, MI, OH, etc etc

  3. Looks like Republicans screwed this one up. Backed the safe and steady policy horse but the wrong horse in Bognet. He can’t help Trump in Lackawanna one lick. Rs needed the wild horse. Granville won Lackawanna big time and ya gotta do that to win CD8. Even Daniels had a better shot than Bognet in the general. Geniuses. Cartwright should send the Party a thank you note

    1. Daniels beat Bognet in Lackawanna and won many precincts on Election Day voting there.

  4. This visit will fire up the base and get the voting numbers up very well for Cartwright in Scranton. This will also greatly help Biden in Pa since he can motivate an incredible turnout in this Lackawanna County area. I cannot see any path to victory for the Republican Congressional candidate against Cartwright with the Scranton and Biden connection.

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