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Joe Biden’s campaign puts focus on Northeast Ohio with 2 virtual events this week

Senator Sherrod Brown will host one of the two virtual campaign events for Joe Biden taking place this week in Northeast Ohio.

KENT, Ohio — With the 2020 presidential election just three months away, the political battle is heating up in Northeast Ohio.

As President Donald Trump is expected in Cleveland for a campaign fundraiser Thursday, Joe Biden’s team is also focusing on the state of Ohio with two virtual events this week: One based in Kent on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m., the other hosted by Senator Sherrod Brown in Cleveland at 10 a.m. Friday.

“This week, Senator Brown and Ohio leaders and workers will join a statewide virtual tour discussing the ‘Made in America’ plank of Joe Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ plan to ensure that the future of America is made in all of America by all of America’s workers,” according to Biden’s site. “Across Ohio, Donald Trump has broken promises to manufacturing communities and working families who are struggling to get by. Joe Biden believes that American workers can out-compete anyone, but their government needs to fight for them.”

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Biden’s team said his plan will help create at least 5 million new jobs in manufacturing and innovation.

Tuesday’s event will be hosted by Portage County Commissioner Kathleen Clyde. Thursday’s event will feature Senator Brown hosting a roundtable discussion.

The results of a new poll released Monday shows Biden is currently holding a four-point lead against President Trump in Ohio. The poll surveyed registered votes between June 24 and July 15.

The presidential election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 3.