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USA: Biden kicks off campaign for Democratic presidential nomination

United States, Pittsburgh
April 30, 2019 at 00:33 GMT +00:00 · Published

Former Vice-President Joe Biden kicked off his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination with a political rally in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Monday.

The rally took place at a union hall, underlining Biden's efforts to appeal to white working class voters.

"I chose Pittsburgh to begin this effort, I believe that Pittsburgh and my native town of Scranton and my home town of Wilmington, they represent the cities and towns that make a part of working middle class Americans, who are the backbone of this nation," he said.

The former Vice-President entered the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination on April 25 and immediately staked his claim on front-runner status, raising $6.3 million on his first day and unveiling the longest list of endorsements of any candidate yet.

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Former Vice-President Joe Biden kicked off his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination with a political rally in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Monday.

The rally took place at a union hall, underlining Biden's efforts to appeal to white working class voters.

"I chose Pittsburgh to begin this effort, I believe that Pittsburgh and my native town of Scranton and my home town of Wilmington, they represent the cities and towns that make a part of working middle class Americans, who are the backbone of this nation," he said.

The former Vice-President entered the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination on April 25 and immediately staked his claim on front-runner status, raising $6.3 million on his first day and unveiling the longest list of endorsements of any candidate yet.

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