on the road again
Update 8:30 a.m.: This event has been postponed because of the Dallas shooting. Our original report is below.
Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden will hit the campaign trail together Friday, following the week's multiple police-related shootings and just hours after five police officers were killed during a protest in Dallas. Clinton and Biden will be taking the stage in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Biden's hometown and the place where Clinton's father was raised and where her grandparents once lived.
Clinton will reportedly address criminal justice reform and ways to crack down on gun violence in light of the recent shootings. She also has yet to discuss the Justice Department's decision this week to not press charges over her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, The Associated Press noted.
Biden's presence is an attempt to boost party unity, and also to help Clinton snag the support of the city's working-class population. Though Democrats have a strong track record in the battleground state of Pennsylvania, Clinton is battling Donald Trump for the support of white, working-class voters. In the Pennsylvania Republican primary, Trump won the county where Scranton is located by about 70 percent.