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Biden Headed To Manitowoc Day After State Hits 100,000 COVID-19 Cases

The Visit Will Be His Second Campaign Event In Wisconsin In Two Weeks

Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event at Mill 19 in Pittsburgh, Pa., Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo

Former Vice President Joe Biden plans to campaign Monday in northeast Wisconsin for his second visit to the state in two weeks.

Biden’s campaign announced Sunday that the Democratic presidential nominee would be campaigning in Manitowoc, a city of about 32,000 that’s on the shores of Lake Michigan about 80 miles north of Milwaukee.

Biden is coming back to the state as the number of COVID-19 cases has topped 100,000, which he referred to in a statement as a “grim milestone.”

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In the statement, Biden condemned President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

“It didn’t have to be this bad,” Biden wrote. “If I’m elected president, we won’t play political games with public health — we’ll trust the experts and the science, speak honestly with the American people, and implement my plan to beat the virus and build our country back better than before.”

Wisconsin Republican Party Chairman Andrew Hitt reacted to Biden’s visit with a statement saying the Democratic candidate is “desperately trying to reverse his eroding support amongst middle-class Americans” and claiming that Trump has a stronger record on trade.

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