PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Former President Barack Obama will be in Philadelphia Wednesday to make his first in-person appearance on behalf of Joe Biden. Campaign sources confirm that Obama will meet with a group of Black males at a community center in North Philadelphia before attending a drive-in rally.
The invitation-only drive-in rally is set to begin at 5:45 p.m. at the sports complex in South Philadelphia.READ MORE: Business Owner Hopes Philadelphia's Penn’s Landing Stays Safe Following Triple Shooting That Injured 3 Teenagers
Obama is expected to make a personal appear to voters during the drive-in rally.
This is a ticketed event only and is not open to the public.
CBS3 is told that Mayor Jim Kenney and other high profile democrats from around the state will be in attendance.
Obama’s trip to Philadelphia underscores the importance of the battleground state of Pennsylvania.READ MORE: Philadelphia School District's Mask Mandate Goes Back Into Effect On Monday As COVID-19 Cases Rise
President Trump won the Commonwealth in 2016 — and winning this state could be the tipping point for either candidate.
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