PHOENIX — Arizona will be the crossroads of the two presidential campaigns on Thursday, one day after early voting began in the state.
In their first campaign trip to Arizona, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris plan to meet with voters, small business people and Native American tribal leaders in Phoenix and Tempe, as part of a “Soul of the Nation Bus Tour,” the Biden/Harris campaign announced Wednesday.
While the Democratic presidential ticket is in the Valley, Vice President Mike Pence will be finishing up a Trump campaign rally across town Thursday in the West Valley, at a tactical gear business.
Pence is filling in for President Donald Trump, who scrubbed two Arizona rallies after he was diagnosed with the coronavirus.
Both Pence and Harris will be traveling here from their first and only vice presidential debate Wednesday night in Salt Lake City.
Arizona’s new status as a battleground state has made it a focus for both presidential campaigns.
Polling averages show Biden leading Trump by 4.5 points in Arizona. A Democratic presidential candidate has won the state just once in the last 72 years.