“We’re proud to anchor our campaign in the birthplace of American democracy,” said Biden campaign manager Greg Schultz. “Philadelphia is a thriving city and a testament to the American spirit, built by the ingenuity and tenacity of ordinary people who did extraordinary things.”
Biden lived in Pennsylvania for 10 years before moving with his family to Delaware, a state he represented in the U.S. Senate for 36 years.
Pennsylvania was among the Rust Belt states carried by Trump in 2016, propelling him to the White House. He defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in the state, 48.2 percent to 47.5 percent.