IN THE STATES: Biden-Harris Running To Finish the Job
April 28, 2023
This week, President Biden and Vice President Harris announced their bid for reelection, highlighting their commitment to fighting for freedom in the face of MAGA Republicans who are trying to take us backward.
Here’s what they were reading on front pages across the country this week about the Biden-Harris reelection campaign:
- In California: Los Angeles Times: Biden announces bid for a second term in 2024
In Kentucky: Lexington Herald-Leader: President Biden announces he will run for reelection, with Harris on the ticket
- In Michigan: Detroit Free Press: President Joe Biden running for 2nd term: What Michigan means to his reelection plans
- In New Jersey: Star-Ledger Editorial Board: Go Biden! | Editorial
- In North Carolina: The Queen City News: NC Democratic lawmakers begin rolling out endorsements amid Biden’s reelection bid
- In Pennsylvania: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Joe Biden is running for president again, and all eyes will be on Pennsylvania
- In Wisconsin: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Wisconsin Democrats rally around Biden re-election announcement
Following the campaign launch, DNC Chair Jaime Harrison and reelection Co-Chairs Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester and Congresswoman Veronica Escobar took to the airwaves across the country, touting President Biden and Vice President Harris record delivering for the American people and discussing the campaign’s efforts to engage voters in key states.
- In Las Vegas, Nevada: Rep. Veronica Escobar on KSNV: “It is a critical state when you look at the electoral map, and so the campaign wants to make sure that we are reaching out to everybody, everywhere, but there are some states that are priorities for us like Nevada.”
- In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester on WCAU: “I think his actions actually make the case. … Everything from infrastructure and creating more jobs than we have seen, unemployment rate the lowest in 50 years, focusing on the PACT Act for our veterans.”
- In Greenville, South Carolina: DNC Chair Jaime Harrison on WHNS: “Think about what this president has accomplished with a 50-50 United States Senate and under a five-seat majority in the House of Representatives. He’s created more than 12 million jobs; that’s more jobs in two years than any president has created in four. The lowest unemployment rate we’ve seen in 50 years.”
- In Milwaukee, Wisconsin: DNC Chair Jaime Harrison on WISN: “You have seen how Wisconsin has not moved out of the eye of America – it’s the political storm in America. It is right there, front and center. It is a swing state, it is a big, big battleground state, and we’re going to invest a lot of time and resources in that state.”
- In Reno, Nevada: Congresswoman Veronica Escobar on KTVN:“Nevadans are going to see a lot more ad buys, they’re going to see a lot of GOTV Get-Out-The-Vote activity, a lot of engagement with Nevadans.”
- In Charleston, South Carolina: DNC Chair Jaime Harrison on WCBD: “South Carolina is special to the president, it’s special to the vice president … So we are going to make sure that we have the resources, that folks get an opportunity to hear from the president and the vice president, to hear about the vision that they have, about how they will continue to deliver for them and how they will continue to fight for them and their rights.”
On Tuesday evening in Washington, D.C., Vice President Harris continued leading the fight to protect reproductive freedoms, addressing students at her alma mater, Howard University, for the Fighting for Reproductive Rights rally.
- The Dig | Howard University: Vice President Kamala Harris ‘86 Provides Remarks at Reproductive Rights Event at Howard University
- CNN: Kamala Harris to make the case for Biden’s reelection at abortion rights rally
- POLITICO: ‘Don’t get in our way,’ Harris urges in speech at Howard University
- NPR: Harris starts her 2024 race with a fired-up speech on the fight for abortion rights
Meanwhile, Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Nikki Haley made news in Virginia and New Hampshire, voicing their support for a federal abortion ban as the 2024 GOP field works overtime to out-MAGA each other. After Trump appointed three of the justices who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade and promised to sign a national abortion ban, the Republican field will stop at nothing to finish what he started and ban abortion nationwide.
- In South Carolina: Greenville Online News: Presidential candidate Nikki Haley of SC: ‘I do believe there is a federal role on abortion’
- In Virginia: @ShelbyTalcott: Nikki Haley is now speaking at the SBA List HQ in Virginia. She opens by noting that today’s speech will be focused on “the conversation around abortion.” “My record on abortion is long and clear. As a state legislator, I voted for every pro-life bill that came before me.”
- In New Hampshire: WMUR 9: Former President Trump on abortion: ‘We’ll get something done where everyone is going to be very satisfied’