On Labor Day, Biden speaks in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania

On Labor Day, Biden speaks in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania

President Joe Biden will speak for unions on Labor Day Monday, visiting Wisconsin and Pennsylvania in hopes of securing a Democratic victory and maintaining a majority in Congress in the Nov. 8 midterm elections.

Biden is speaking to union workers at a Laborfest event in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and to members of the United Steelworkers of America in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This is his third visit to Pennsylvania in a week.

In Wisconsin, Democrats are seeking to re-elect Democratic Governor Tony Evers and to help Democratic Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes oust Republican Senator Ron Johnson.

In Pennsylvania, Democrats are hoping that the party’s Senate candidate, John Fetterman, will defeat Republican televangelist Dr. Mehmet Oz.

In recent weeks, Biden has stepped up his criticism of former President Donald Trump and his supporters to try to boost Democratic turnout and appeal to moderate Republicans.

Republicans, for their part, expect to win a majority in the House and perhaps even the Senate in November.

The opposition party usually gains seats in the first election after a new president takes office. But Biden and his team are counting on a series of recent legislative successes and voter outrage over the Supreme Court’s repeal of the constitutional right to abortion to drive high turnout among Democrats.