September 12, 2016

Obama campaigning in Philly, Trump visiting Delaware County on Tuesday

A presidential nominee is heading to the Philadelphia suburbs yet again, while the sitting president participates in an event in the city on Tuesday.

President Barack Obama will campaign on behalf of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton when he attends a voter registration event at Eakins Oval at 2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

The event, which is scheduled to begin at 1:45 p.m., is open to the public. Anyone wishing to attend should RSVP here. Doors will open at 11:15 a.m.

The Clinton campaign said Obama will discuss the "high stakes" in this year's election.

Later that day, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will appear at a private event in Delaware County.

At 7:30 p.m., Trump will visit the Aston Community Center located at 3270 Concord Road in Aston.

A campaign spokesperson told the Delaware County Daily Times that the candidate will meet with stakeholders for a policy discussion.

The Trump campaign also indicated that it is planning a public rally in the area the following week.

Elsewhere in Pennsylvania, GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence will hold a public rally in Scranton on Wednesday.

The Philadelphia area continues to be a popular campaign stop for candidates on the major parties' tickets.

Last week, Trump laid out his 10-point national security plan at the Union League of Philadelphia.

Clinton last appeared in the city on Aug. 16 for a voter registration event in West Philly.

In the latest Ipsos poll released over the weekend, Clinton holds a five-point lead, 49 percent to 44 percent, over Trump among Pennsylvania voters.