WASHINGTON — Joe Biden will hold a campaign rally at Eakins Oval on May 18, his campaign told supporters Wednesday, confirming the details of a second major event in Pennsylvania just weeks into his presidential run.
The event will bookend Biden’s April 29 rally in Pittsburgh, and reflects his emphasis on Pennsylvania as he and his allies argue that the Scranton-born former vice president can win back crucial swing states that tipped toward Donald Trump in 2016.
“In Philadelphia, Biden will lay out his vision for unifying America with respected leadership on the world stage — and dignified leadership at home,” his campaign said in a news release.
Further details were included in an email to supporters, and city officials said the campaign had requested permits for an event to begin at 1 p.m. that day.
The Philadelphia rally will come after a Biden swing through the earliest voting states: Iowa, South Carolina, Nevada and New Hampshire.