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Biden to hold first 2024 presidential campaign event in Pennsylvania

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US President Joe Biden will hold his first campaign event next week in the swing state of Pennsylvania, according to a statement released by the White House.

Biden, 80, will attend a rally with union members in Philadelphia on June 17, the statement said.


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Biden said in April he would run again for president, citing his administration's investment in infrastructure and job creation, and a need to push back against extremism popularized by his predecessor Donald Trump.

With fewer than 13 million people, a median household income below the national average, and a voting pool that is more than 80 percent white versus 69 percent nationwide, Pennsylvania has been a fiercely contested state in recent elections.

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