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Biden, Bon Jovi to Visit Pittsburgh

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Vice President Joe Biden visited Chatham University at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. John Hamilton | Senior Staff Photographer

Vice President Joe Biden visited Chatham University at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. John Hamilton | Senior Staff Photographer

Vice President Joe Biden visited Chatham University at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. John Hamilton | Senior Staff Photographer

By Alexa Bakalarski / Assistant News Editor

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Sandwiched between campaign visits from Hillary Clinton and Jon Bon Jovi, Vice President Joe Biden will stop by Chatham University to campaign for the Democratic Presidential candidate today.

Biden is scheduled to speak at 11:30 a.m. at Chatham University’s Athletic and Fitness Center on Woodland Road.

In a different type of campaign event, Jon Bon Jovi will perform in Pittsburgh Thursday in support of Clinton. Bon Jovi — without his band — will host a free Get Out the Vote performance at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall Thursday evening to campaign as part of Hillary for America’s “Love Trumps Hate” performance series. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The performance series’ goal, according to a release, is to energize voters for the last stretch of the campaign with performers such as Katy Perry and Jennifer Lopez.

Clinton and her running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, visited Taylor Allderdice High School Saturday where Clinton discussed women’s rights, education and the high cost of prescription drugs, among other issues.

Biden last visited Pittsburgh Sept. 5 while campaigning for Clinton with Kaine at Pittsburgh’s Labor Day parade.

FiveThirtyEight gives Clinton an 86.2  percent chance of winning the presidential election on Nov. 8, predicting Clinton will take 340.4 of the electoral votes and 49.6 percent of the popular vote.

In Pennsylvania, Clinton leads the polls by 6.2 percent, according to RealClearPolitics.

The public can RSVP to both Biden’s visit and Bon Jovi’s performance on Clinton’s official website.

It was also announced Saturday that Green Party candidate Jill Stein will make her first Pittsburgh appearance at a campaign event Nov. 1. The Green Party of Allegheny County is hosting the rally at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater in Downtown Pittsburgh for Stein to meet Pennsylvania voters and discuss the issues.

Stein’s platform includes setting a $15 per hour minimum wage, cutting military spending by at least 50 percent and using 100 percent clean renewable energy by 2030.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump visited Johnstown, Pennsylvania, on Friday and talked about lessening restrictions on the oil and natural gas industries as well as returning the steel and coal industries to the region. The Trump campaign hasn’t yet announced any more visits to the Pittsburgh area.

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