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Fetterman to stump for Biden in Nevada swing county

John Fetterman speaks poses for a portrait at his home on Friday July 21, 2023 in Braddock, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/For The Penn Capital-Star)

John Cole, Pennsylvania Capital-Star
February 17, 2024

U.S. Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) is heading west on Saturday to stump for President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign in a key Nevada swing county. Fetterman is scheduled to join the Washoe Democratic Party for its annual Crab Feed and meet with voters in the northern Nevada county, according to the Biden-Harris campaign.  

Like Pennsylvania, Nevada is expected to be up for grabs in the 2024 presidential election. 

According to the Cook Political Report, Pennsylvania’s 19 electoral votes and Nevada’s 6 electoral votes are considered to be in the “toss-up” category, along with Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin. 

In 2020, Biden defeated Donald Trump by less than 3 points in Nevada. In Washoe County, which the Biden campaign described as Nevada’s top swing county, Biden defeated Trump by 4.5 points, which was the closest margin for any county in the Silver State. 

During Biden and Fetterman’s successful campaigns in Pennsylvania, both were able to win pivotal swing counties such as Erie and Northampton Counties. 

Biden and Trump already secured victories in the Nevada presidential primary caucus and primary election. 

Saturday is not the first time Fetterman heads west to talk with voters from a different state, and will not be the last. 

In November, Fetterman stumped for Biden as the headline speaker at the Iowa Democratic Party’s annual Liberty & Justice Dinner in Altoona, Iowa. 

And in March, Fetterman is scheduled to be the keynote speaker for the Idaho Democratic Party’s annual gathering in Boise.

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