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.