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President Biden to visit Philadelphia on Friday

By: - October 9, 2023 4:35 pm

President Joe Biden delivered a primetime speech at Independence National Historical Park September 1, 2022. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

President Joe Biden will visit Philadelphia on Friday, making his eighth trip to the city of Brotherly Love in 2023.

According to a release from the White House, Biden will “discuss how his Bidenomics agenda is creating good-paying union jobs, investing in infrastructure, accelerating the transition to a clean energy future, and combatting the climate crisis.”

Additional information about the upcoming visit was not immediately available Monday afternoon. But during Biden’s most recent appearance in Philadelphia on Labor Day, he also touted his economic agenda and said that he was “proud to be the most pro-union president.”

Pennsylvania is once again shaping up to play a pivotal role in determining the next occupant of the Oval Office. Recent polling indicates that Biden and former President Donald Trump, who is widely viewed as the frontrunner for the GOP nomination, are gearing up for a close race in the Keystone State. 

In addition to public appearances in Pennsylvania, the Biden-Harris campaign has kept visibility high, with ads that are part of a larger $25 million campaign targeting battleground state voters airing in the state’s major media markets.

Last week, the Biden campaign released an ad focused on his upbringing in Scranton that is airing in the Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Scranton markets. And in September, an ad that focused on Black voters aired on TV and digital in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

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John Cole
John Cole

John Cole is a journalist based in Philadelphia. He's worked for various outlets such as The Northeast Times, PoliticsPA, and PCN. In these previous roles, he covered a wide range of topics from local civic association meetings to races across the commonwealth. He earned a degree in journalism from Temple University.