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Joe Biden will be making his first campaign visit to Ohio on Monday, signaling the former Vice President’s hopes of winning the Democrats, who lost four years ago by a clear margin.
The Biden campaign said the former vice president was planning to give an afternoon campaign speech in Toledo and then travel to Cincinnati for an election mobilization event.
Vice President Mike Pence is also planning a campaign freeze for Make America Great Again in Columbus on Monday as he stood up for Trump, who was recently banned from campaigning following the diagnosis of COVID-19.
Biden expanded its Ohio advertising presence last week, adding cash specifically for radio in rural western counties and in the state’s eastern and southeastern Appalachian Mountains, where Trump won big four years ago. The president won the state by 8 percentage points in 2016, ahead of the Democrat Hillary Clinton.
The announcement comes as polls show the race is near in Ohio, with Trump consistently lagging behind in the major northern industrial nations, which he won in 2016.
That includes Michigan – which is within calling distance of Toledo, in Ohio’s northwest corner, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
The Trump campaign characterizes Biden as a latecomer in a state where his ground operation – including 28 field offices and over 117 employees – has been active for more months.
“While Joe Biden and the Democrats fumble into Ohio in the eleventh hour, Trump Victory never took Buckeye State for granted and developed the strongest grass-roots operation in our state’s history,” said spokesman Dan Lusheck in a statement on Saturday. “We’re looking forward to a big win for Team Trump on November 3rd.”
Biden’s team have said that Ohio was always on their wish list. Biden’s work in the auto industry and petty bourgeois upbringing in northeastern Pennsylvania helped fuel hope.
However, Biden’s team began spending television advertising money more aggressively in Iowa and Georgia earlier because the two states, while also a leap for a Democratic candidate, have fewer larger media markets and therefore cost less advertising.
According to polls by Republican legislators, Trump’s support has declined in suburbs across Ohio this year, particularly in and around Cincinnati, worrying them whether Trump’s plan to attract more voters in rural parts of the state than in 2016 can make up for the losses.
Cincinnati also has a second strategic purpose. Five-year-old Republican Steve Chabot from Ohio’s 1st US House of Representatives is in competition with Democrat Kate Schroeder for the seat there.