Kamala Harris to be in Philadelphia on Saturday as Biden campaign struggles

Vice President Kamala Harris will deliver the opening remarks at the Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote Presidential Town Hall in Philadelphia on Saturday.

Harris, whose mother immigrated to the United States from India, made history as the first Asian-American vice president, as well as the first woman and first black vice president in the country’s history.

According to the campaign, this will be Harris’ sixth visit to the state this year and 16th since taking office.

The appearance in Philadelphia came as President Joe Biden faces calls to drop out of the race against former President Donald Trump following his penniless debate performance last month.

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Many in the party have said Harris would be a more competitive replacement candidate if Biden were to drop out of the race. As the incumbent vice president, she would be the favorite to replace Biden on the Democratic ticket. But Harris has stuck to the president as he faces pressure from activists.

APIAVote, the group hosting Harris’ speech, is a national nonprofit organization that works to increase voter registration and turnout among Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. The speech will be the opening keynote for the two-day event in Sheraton Philadelphia CenterThe group said on its website that it was expecting a crowd of 1,800 people.

Harris’ visit to Philadelphia comes as Trump will be across the state at a campaign event in Butler County.

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