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Sen. Robert Casey (D-Pa.) said Thursday he believes former Vice President Joe Biden has a chance at winning Pennsylvania, a swing state, if urban and suburban turnout is high in 2020.

What Casey is saying: "What we cannot do though is allow ourselves to take our eye off the ball with regards to the small towns and rural areas. Doesn't mean you're going to win them, but you've got to get a certain number in those communities, and that's where 2016 didn't work out very well."

  • Casey says Biden's appeal in his native state is "his decency, his experience, his compassion...that's what a lot of folks are looking for."

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Updated Jun 23, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Obama at Biden fundraiser: "I am here to say help is on the way"

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Former President Barack Obama said at a virtual fundraiser for Joe Biden Tuesday night that “help is on the way” and urged supporters not to be complacent in thinking their work is close to being finished: "Whatever you’ve done so far is not enough."

Why it matters: Organizers said it's the Biden campaign's largest fundraiser yet, bringing in $7.6 million from over 175,000 people. It's expected to be the first of several joint efforts with Biden in the months leading up to the election.

Scoop: Trump's smoke-him-out strategy

Trump speaks at an event in Phoenix on Tuesday. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

President Trump's campaign, recognizing that he'll lose to himself if November's election is a referendum on him, is trying to flush Joe Biden into open combat by challenging him to more debates, taunting him as "Hidin' Biden," and posing a "Question of the day for Joe Biden."

Why it matters: Expect more of this. The Trump campaign is getting very frustrated that Biden is keeping a low profile and letting Trump give himself uppercuts every day.

Trump and Biden begin the battle for Arizona

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Two striking symbols — the border wall and America's first Black president — did the campaigning yesterday for presidential candidates trying to turn out bases that are worlds apart.

The state of play: Arizona, a state that President Trump won handily in 2016 but where polls now show Joe Biden leading, was firmly on both men's minds.