Biden heads to Georgia with “fighting chance” of taking Republican stronghold
President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden will criss-cross the country on Tuesday in an intense day of campaigning that will also see former President Barack Obama back on the stump.
Trailing Biden in national opinion polls, Trump will hold rallies in three states key to his reelection hopes – Michigan, Wisconsin and Nebraska – while Biden journeys to Georgia and Obama campaigns on Biden’s behalf in critical Florida.
Biden’s foray into Georgia, long a Republican stronghold, is a sign of the campaign’s optimism heading into the final week.
Polls show the race there to be tight, and win by Biden in Georgia would likely be a severe blow to Trump’s chances. The state hasn’t supported a Democrat in a presidential election since 1992.
Biden told reporters on Monday he believes he has a “fighting chance” to take Georgia. He will hold an afternoon event in Warm Springs, Georgia, before capping the day with an evening rally in the state capital, Atlanta.
Obama, who has emerged as a top stand-in for Biden down the stretch, will campaign in Orlando after heading up a rally in Miami over the weekend. Biden served as Obama’s vice president for eight years.
(Text: Reuters: photo: Elijah Nouvelage / AFP)