Pennsylvania split screen: Biden v. Trump

Posted on AllSides August 30th, 2022
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Call it a 2020 flashback — or a foreshadow of 2024: Residents of Wilkes-Barre, in northeastern Pennsylvania, are getting dueling visits this week, first from President Biden, then from former President Donald Trump.

Why it matters: Their visits underscore the region's significance in national politics.

Pennsylvania is one of the biggest political battlegrounds on the midterm map. But Trump-endorsed candidates have jeopardized the GOP's ability to gain ground in this perennial swing state.

Wilkes-Barre is close to Biden's hometown of Scranton, a onetime Democratic stronghold that's become a lot more Republican lately. It's located...

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