Joe Biden to join Hillary Clinton on the trail in Pennsylvania

- FILE - Vice President Joe Biden, with President Barack Obama, (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Washington (CNN) — Vice President Joe Biden will join Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail next week, following an event with President Barack Obama.

Biden will join Clinton next Friday at a campaign event in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Biden was born in Scranton, and Clinton’s father grew up there.

“BREAKING: @VP to join @HillaryClinton on the campaign trail in Scranton, PA on July 8. RSVP here,” Clinton’s Pennsylvania operation tweeted Thursday.

Web Extra: News 8 Political Analyst Khalilah Brown-Dean speaks on the upcoming political conventions:

The event will follow a joint appearance with Clinton and Obama on Tuesday in North Carolina.

Also on Thursday, Biden told NPR that Clinton’s primary challenger, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders — who has not yet endorsed Clinton despite acknowledging his campaign is virtually over and saying he’ll “probably” vote for her — will back the presumptive Democratic nominee.

“I’ve talked to Bernie. Bernie is going to endorse her,” Biden told NPR “Weekend Edition” host Rachel Martin. “The Democrats are coalescing even before this occurs.”

Biden’s appearance on the trail comes as Clinton is looking to shore up support in swing states. Pennsylvania, whose economy is heavily reliant on steel and manufacturing, is the type of Rust Belt swing state Donald Trump is looking to appeal to with his populist, anti-trade message.

Biden toyed for months with his own run for the Democratic presidential nomination last summer before officially bowing out in the fall, citing family and the difficulties of mounting a campaign so late in the process.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s