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Biden to travel to Detroit for NAACP dinner

President Biden will travel to Detroit this month to give remarks at an NAACP dinner, a Biden campaign official confirmed to The Hill.

The president is set to travel to swing state Michigan on May 19 and will speak at the NAACP Detroit Branch’s 69th annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner, The Detroit News first reported.

The White House announced Biden’s trip to Detroit ahead of former President Trump’s visit to the battleground state Wednesday for a campaign rally. Trump is also set to visit Wisconsin the same day.

The Detroit News reported that Biden spoke at the dinner, which usually brings in about 10,000 guests, in 2015.

Biden’s support among Black voters in swing states, including Michigan, has dipped compared to the support he had in the 2020 election. 

The Wall Street Journal earlier this month compared the results of its poll to the AP VoteCast poll in 2020 and found 57 percent of Black men in swing states planned to support Biden and 30 percent said they likely will vote for Trump.

Additionally, a New York Times/Siena College poll last year found 22 percent of Black voters in six battleground states said they would vote for Trump.

Biden gave remarks earlier this month at the National Action Network Convention that warned about the “extreme voices” in the country he said are targeting Black Americans.

He also visited Michigan, which is an essential state that he won in 2020, in March to campaign. Trump is polling more than 4 percentage points ahead of Biden in Michigan, according to the Decision Desk HQ’s aggregate polling.

Source: The Hill

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