Joe Biden hosting campaign event on historic downtown San Antonio plaza this week
Earlier this week, news broke that former vice president Joe Biden had scheduled an appearance in San Antonio, though details were scarce. On December 11, Biden's campaign announced he'll host a rally on the historic Plaza Juarez, the latest stop in his quest to land the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
Biden is scheduled to appear at La Villita Historic Arts Village on Friday, December 13, for what is being billed as "a community event." Doors for the ADA-accessible appearance open at 4 pm and the appearance is scheduled to be over at 6 pm. Additional details will be provided as they are made available, the campaign said on its event website.
Aside from a headline-grabbing kickoff rally by San Antonio native Julian Castro in January, the city has been largely bypassed by Democratic candidates looking to snag the 2020 nom. Biden's decision to spend time in Texas's second biggest city, one with deep Hispanic roots, could indicate the party considers the Lone Star State a potential win for Democrats next year.
“Joe Biden knows that Democrats can win in the battleground states like Texas — and he knows how to do it," said Jane Hamilton in a November release announcing her appointment as Biden's Texas state director.
In an October article, the Texas Tribune pointed out that despite declaring Texas "was not in play" next year, President Donald Trump has made two campaign stops in the state during this election cycle. Since that piece was published, Trump returned to Texas in November to tour an Austin manufacturing facility with Apple CEO Tim Cook.
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