Former Vice President Joe Biden will be in Pennsylvania on Wednesday.
For the third time in as many weeks, Biden will be delivering an address in the Keystone State. The speech on June 17 will be in Darby on “making sure the country’s reopening is effective, safe, and gets Americans back to work,” according to a release from his campaign.
Biden’s most recent trip to Pennsylvania was on June 11, when he laid out his “8-Point Plan” to safely reopen the economy during a visit to West Philadelphia. The week before he was also in Philadelphia to deliver an address at 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.
Although Biden’s visit will not be in Philadelphia on Wednesday, the trip to Delaware County will be his third trip to southeastern Pennsylvania in June.
Trump Victory responded to Biden’s upcoming visit to Delaware County by saying that Trump has “already started the Great American Comeback,” and touts Trump’s poll numbers on the economy.
“While hidin’ Joe Biden finally emerges from his basement to play Monday morning quarterback on how to reopen the economy, President Trump has already started the Great American Comeback,” said Trump Victory Spokesperson Melissa Reed. “President Trump continues to Renew, Restore and Rebuild America, and poll after poll shows Americans trust President Trump over Joe Biden to bring our economy back to greatness.”
While traditional campaigning has been limited due to COVID-19, the Trump administration has also made an effort to visit the state in recent months.
Vice President Mike Pence met with community and faith leaders in western Pennsylvania on June 12 for the “Great American Comeback Tour,” which is aimed at “promoting policies that will drive America’s economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic.”
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 3.3 points in Pennsylvania.
This story was updated with a comment from Trump Victory.