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Biden Campaign to Unleash “Secret Weapon” Obama in Pennsylvania on Wednesday

There are a number of states that could act as tipping points for Joe Biden’s presidential bid. If the Democratic challenger is to win in North Carolina or Arizona or Iowa or especially Florida, it will become extremely difficult for Donald Trump to get to 270 electoral college votes.

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Pennsylvania, though, may be Biden’s most likely tipping point state. He was born there, is popular there and currently holds an average lead of 6.2% in the state. And on Wednesday, the Biden campaign is unleashing their biggest political weapon. Barack Obama will hold a drive-in rally today in Philadelphia.

Lt. Governor John Fetterman said of the visit, “One, without Pennsylvania, mathematically, the president has no path to 270. And two, it’s a state that is in play but the former president remains intensely popular. His ability to draw attention and energize is certainly unparalleled by any other Democrat.

Obama will be making an outreach to black voters and black male voters in particular. The Philadelphia City Council’s Majority Leader Cherelle Parker explained:

“We’re going to be the battleground, and I think President Obama’s visit is a reflection of that. His intentions are to remind the Black community, and particularly Black men, that your vote counts, and rest assured that in no way, shape or form are we trying to take it for granted. And it’s important not just to think it, but that is important to acknowledge.”

Obama won the state of Pennsylvania twice, including by a 10% margin in 2008.



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