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Joe Biden to kick off 2020 presidential campaign in Lawrenceville

Jacob Tierney
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Joe Biden.

Democrat Joe Biden will kick off his campaign for president in the Pittsburgh area Monday.

The former vice president announced his candidacy Thursday morning, after months of hints and “will he or won’t he” speculation.

His first campaign event will be at the Teamsters Local 249 banquet hall in Lawrenceville, where he will talk about his “plan to build a middle class where everyone comes along,” according to the candidate’s website.

Doors open 2 p.m. Monday, and attendees are encouraged to come early, since space is limited.

Biden has visited Southwestern Pennsylvania several times recently.

Last year, he came to the region to promote his book, to campaign for congressional candidate Conor Lamb, to speak at a Duquesne University event honoring the later former Steelers owner Dan Rooney, and to march in Pittsburgh’s Labor Day parade.

Officials at Teamsters Local 249 could not immediately be reached for comment.

Jacob Tierney is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jacob at 724-836-6646, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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