Biden campaigns for Hochul in New York ahead of election
President Joe Biden has disclosed a plan to visit Yonkers on Sunday for a “get out the vote” event at Sarah Lawrence College as Democrats face a fierce GOP challenge ahead of Election Day.
The event was initially announced by Gov. Kathy Hochul’s Office as beginning at 5 p.m.
According to the White House, Biden will appear at 6 p.m., after landing at Westchester County Airport at 4:35 p.m.
“He will be campaigning for Hochul, who is battling Republican Lee Zeldin in a governor’s race that has gotten tighter than many expected, White House said.
The president recently appeared with Hochul when he traveled to Syracuse, New York, on Oct. 27 to tout a $100 billion investment from Micron alongside the governor.
Hochul is in a competitive reelection campaign against Republican challenger Rep. Lee Zeldin. The governor recently regained a more comfortable lead in polling after the race tightened in the past couple of weeks.
A poll released this week found that 52 percent of very likely voters supported Hochul compared to 44 percent who supported Zeldin.
Zeldin has made crime a key issue in his campaign while Hochul has focused on abortion rights and Zeldin’s vote to overturn the 2020 election results.
The nonpartisan election handicapper Cook Political Report has rated the race as “likely Democrat.”
Biden’s visit to the New York suburb on Sunday also comes on the same day the New York City Marathon takes place.
The New York stop is another on a list of typically blue strongholds the president is visiting in the days before the 2022 midterm elections.
The president traveled to New Mexico and California this week and will make stops at Illinois on Saturday and Maryland on Monday.
Also on Saturday, the president will stump for Senate Democratic candidate John Fetterman in Pennsylvania in an attempt to give the candidate, who has faced questions about his health and fitness to serve, a last-minute boost in the Keystone State.
Source: News Agencies