Pence, Biden reportedly planning visits to region this month

By Bill O’Boyle - [email protected]
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WILKES-BARRE — Although neither campaign has confirmed it, the current vice president of the United States and his predecessor are reportedly bringing their campaigns to Northeastern Pennsylvania this month.

Vice President Mike Pence is expected to be making a stop in the area on Oct. 21, and former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to be in Lackawanna County on Oct. 22.

Sources within the Democrat and Republican parties, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said they “have heard” that both Biden and Pence are coming to the region this month. No details were known about the visits as to when or where.

In November 2018, Biden attended a campaign rally at Pittston Area Senior High School for Sen. Bob Casey and Rep. Matt Cartwright. He has also made several stops in his hometown of Scranton over the past few years.

One of Biden’s Democratic rivals, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, spoke at a conference of nurses in April at the Mohegan Sun Pocono casino in Plains Township. Sanders met privately with members of the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals.

Pence was in town in October 2018 to rally voters for John Chrin, who was running against three-term Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright in the 8th Congressional District. Cartwright won easily. Pence held a rally at the Wyoming Valley Airport in Forty Fort.

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By Bill O’Boyle

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