May 16, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Biden will base 2020 campaign headquarters in Philadelphia

In this image, Biden speaks into a microphone while standing outside in a forested area.

Biden speaks to voters in New Hampshire. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Joe Biden will base his 2020 presidential campaign headquarters in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Why it matters: Pennsylvania, one of the nation's hottest battlegrounds, is key to Biden's plans to beat President Trump in 2020. Born in Scranton — 120 miles north — he's likely to highlight his personal connection to the state. The former vice president will hold his official campaign kickoff rally in Philadelphia this weekend, weeks after he took part in a big-money fundraiser there on the day his campaign launched.

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