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Michelle Obama, Biden to campaign in Philly

Clear your lunch hour this week if you want to catch Democratic heavyweights campaigning for Hillary Clinton in Philly.
Michelle Obama and Joe Biden at a 2011 event in the White House. Getty Images

The Hillary Clinton campaign will continue to bring political stars to Philadelphia, with visits planned this week from Michelle Obama and Joe Biden.

With less than 50 days to the presidential election and polls showing an increasingly tight race in battleground state Pennsylvania, big-ticket Democrats have been parading through Philly recently.

Thousands got to see President Barack Obama campaign at a free outdoor rally that was open to the public, Clinton spoke at Temple University to address issues of concern to millennials, and civil rights icon John Lewis attended the opening of a new campaign office in West Philly to urge residents to vote.

This Tuesday, Vice President Biden will be at Drexel University for National Voter Registration Day to urge voters to register before the Oct. 11 deadline.


The event, at 10:45 a.m. in Drexel's Great Court, is free and open to the public.

The first lady, meanwhile, will campaign in both Philadelphia and Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

In Philly, Obama will campaign at a noontime rally at LaSalle University. She'll speak at the University of Pittsburgh that afternoon.

Clinton may need all the help she can get to win the Keystone State's coveted 20 electoral votes.

Most polls still show Clinton leading in Pennsylvania. But a poll released Sunday by the Morning Call paper and Muhlenberg College found Clinton's lead down to just three percentage points, leading 44-41 in the state, a steep drop from her nine-point lead earlier this summer.

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