Former Vice President and current presidential hopeful Joe Biden is bringing his campaign headquarters to Philly.
The headquarters will be located in Center City and will see around 50 staff members to start, according to a statement from Biden’s campaign manager, Greg Schultz to the Philly Inquirer Thursday.
“We’re proud to anchor our campaign in the birthplace of American democracy,” Schultz told the paper.
Biden’s press secretary, TJ Ducklo, confirmed the news in several tweets Thursday morning.
#TeamJoe is excited to call Philly home.— TJ Ducklo (@TDucklo) May 16, 2019
Despite previously held opinions, I’m a big @Wawa guy now. Soft pretzels, arnold palmers, the whole deal. @kevcirilli @HallieJackson what am I missing??
The news comes two days before a massive campaign kickoff rally Biden is holding Saturday at the steps of the Art Museum.
Biden, who’s one of the forerunners of the Democratic candidates in the 2020 presidential election, according to a recent Reuters poll, has garnered a lot of support in Pennsylvania, especially.
A recent Quinnipiac poll showed Biden leads President Trump 53 percent to 42 percent in Pennsylvania, an historically key state in the general election. The poll also said women especially favored Biden, with 60 percent of female registered voters in Pennsylvania choosing Biden, compared to 36 percent of Trump supporters.