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Obama to stump for Biden in Philadelphia

Obama to stump for Biden in Philadelphia
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Former President Obama will stump for Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenFacebook, Twitter CEOs to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 Sanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' Senate GOP to drop documentary series days before election hitting China, Democrats over coronavirus MORE in Philadelphia on Wednesday, Democratic sources familiar with the plans tell The Hill.

Earlier this week, Democratic sources revealed that Obama would hit the road for Biden in the final weeks, thrilling Democrats who have long anticipated their strongest surrogate on the road.

Obama also traveled to Philadelphia to deliver his speech at the Democratic National Convention, where he spoke live from the Museum of the American Revolution. He was Biden's only top surrogate to deliver a speech at a remote location because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which kept Biden and others off the road.

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Obama, who has held virtual fundraisers for Biden and has also appeared in several videos to voice his support for his onetime partner, is also expected to travel to other key battleground states in the final days of the presidential election, the sources say.

Biden has made a big play for Pennsylvania, and polls show him with a considerable lead in the state, which President TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump, Jared Kusher's lawyer threatens to sue Lincoln Project over Times Square billboards Facebook, Twitter CEOs to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 Sanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' MORE carried in 2016. A Monmouth University poll out earlier this month showed that 54 percent of registered voters preferred Biden over 42 percent who backed Trump.

Obama also stumped for then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBon Jovi to campaign with Biden in Pennsylvania The Hill's Campaign Report: 2020 spending wars | Biden looks to clean up oil comments | Debate ratings are in Biden gets late boost with key union endorsement MORE at Philadelphia's Independence Mall, joining her on stage during a rally that drew thousands on the eve of the 2016 election.