Obama to stump for Biden in Philadelphia

Obama to stump for Biden in Philadelphia
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Former President ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaOur remote warfare counterterrorism strategy is more risk than reward Clinton lawyer's indictment reveals 'bag of tricks' Chelsea Manning tests positive for COVID-19 MORE will stump for Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenSunday shows preview: Coronavirus dominates as country struggles with delta variant Did President Biden institute a vaccine mandate for only half the nation's teachers? Democrats lean into vaccine mandates ahead of midterms 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 TrumpKinzinger says Trump 'winning' because so many Republicans 'have remained silent' Our remote warfare counterterrorism strategy is more risk than reward Far-right rally draws small crowd, large police presence at Capitol 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 ClintonClinton lawyer's indictment reveals 'bag of tricks' Attorney charged in Durham investigation pleads not guilty Attorney indicted on charge of lying to FBI as part of Durham investigation MORE at Philadelphia's Independence Mall, joining her on stage during a rally that drew thousands on the eve of the 2016 election.