Barack Obama will campaign tomorrow with Joe Biden in Flint and Detroit to get African-American voters in Michigan – their first joint appearance of campaign
- Barack Obama will go to Joe Biden in Michigan on Saturday
- Duo holds meetings in Flint and Detroit
- Marks their first joint appearance on campaign track
- Michigan is part of a ‘blue wall’ of states for Democrats that Trump won in 2016
- The president will be in Michigan on Fridays, Sundays, and Mondays
Barack Obama will head to Joe Biden in Michigan on Saturday for a few campaign appearances – marking their first time on the presidential path together.
Obama is campaigning for Biden in solo stops in Philadelphia and Florida, but the two men – who served together in the White House for four years – have yet to be on the same stage together due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The campaign chose Michigan to showcase the duo – known for their White House ‘bromance’.
Obama and Biden will appear at drive-in events in Flint and Detroit as they work to win the state to the Democratic ticket, specifically looking for African American voters in the state.
The two will discuss bringing “ Americans together to deal with the crises the country is facing and the battle to win the soul of the nation, ” Biden’s campaign said.
People are already voting in Michigan. According to the Michigan Secretary of State’s office, more than 3.1 million voters have applied for absentee ballots since Tuesday, and about 2.1 million have returned them.
Former President Barack Obama will head to Joe Biden in Michigan on Saturday for a few campaign appearances – marking their first joint appearance together on the campaign trail
Biden leads with 6.5 points in the RealClearPolitics polling average from Michigan.
President Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Waterford Township on Friday, Sterling Heights on Sunday and Grand Rapids on Monday. He has visited Michigan six times in 2020.
Michigan is part of the “ blue wall ” – the industrial Midwest states that used to be firmly in the corner of Democrats.
But Trump burst through that wall in 2016 – with Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Trump carried Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin by less than 1 point in the 2016 election. He became the first Republican candidate in more than 20 years to transfer to the states.
Both campaigns focus on the Midwest in the last four days up to Election Day.
President Obama and Vice President Biden – seen together at the Rose Garden in 2016 – were known for their White House bromance
Biden and Trump campaign in Wisconsin on Friday as coronavirus cases reach new levels. Wisconsin ranks third in the nation in per capita COVID cases.
Biden leads with six points in the RealClearPolitics Average of Wisconsin Polls.
Meanwhile, the Biden campaign revealed its plans to bring the campaign to a close – the entire ticket will be spent Monday on piercing the unmissable state of Pennsylvania.
Joe Biden, Jill Biden, Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff will “ storm and fan out Pennsylvania all over the state, ” the campaign said in a statement.
Biden will also play in Philadelphia on Sunday.
Both sides are campaigning hard to win Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes. Trump wants to repeat his victory in 2016, and Biden wants to win the state he was born in.
President Trump will campaign in Michigan on Friday, Sunday, and Monday
Trump will hold three rallies in Pennsylvania on Saturday – in Bucks County, Reading and Butler. He is expected to make another stop in the state before election day. And he held three meetings across the state on Monday.
Biden leads with four points in the RealClearPolitics average of polls in the state.
The Trump campaign is also using an all hands on deck approach for Pennsylvania.
First lady Melania Trump made a rare campaign appearance there on Tuesday. And first daughter Ivanka Trump was there on Wednesday.