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Biden banks on book ban opposition to energize voters

Posted on AllSides May 5th, 2023
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President Biden is attempting to capitalize on the unpopularity of GOP-led book bans, pushing them alongside abortion rights and Social Security as key issues for his fledgling re-election campaign.

Why it matters: Biden's camp sees the restrictions as a window to counter what he's framed as MAGA extremism, per Democratic strategists.

The president, who has repeatedly appealed to the "soul of the nation" in major addresses, has emphasized what he describes as the threat to America posed by former President Trump, who announced his run for president in November.

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