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Biden hits the road to tout his accomplishments

President Joe Biden will travel to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to discuss “strengthening the nation’s supply chains, revitalizing American manufacturing, creating good-paying, union jobs, and building a better America, including through the bipartisan infrastructure law,” according to the White House. But several outlets, including the Associated Press, note two of the three leading Democrats on Pennsylvania’s statewide ballot this spring who were invited to appear with Biden will not attend. Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a leading Senate candidate, and state Attorney General Josh Shapiro, the likely Democratic nominee in the race for governor, will be absent because of scheduling conflicts. Another top Senate candidate, Rep. Conor Lamb, a longtime Biden supporter based in Pittsburgh, will attend, his office confirmed. The absences come as Democrats in other states have begun taking modest steps to distance themselves from Biden, whose approval ratings have fallen sharply in recent months.

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