J.oe Biden is heading to Florida today to campaign for the Democratic candidate in an increasingly loss-making state.
The US president has warned of the Republican Party’s “very different vision” of America and plans to attack the Republican Party over proposals to remove prescription drug price caps and other changes to US social services.
Biden will also attend a fundraiser for Democrat Charlie Christ, who is challenging Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Biden’s visit to Florida may seem counterintuitive just a week before Election Day, when Democrats are trailing not only the gubernatorial race but also the state’s Senate race.
Still, Biden’s supporters say this shows the president’s efforts to go where he can help.
Democrats in Florida want Biden to help boost voter turnout, but they also want to push the message that vulnerable Democrats can spread across the country.
Biden has avoided hanging out with some of the Democratic Party’s most difficult candidates, including Georgia Senator Rafael Warnock and Arizona Senator Mark Kelly, but his aide argues that Mr. Biden can help from afar by talking about Republican policies voters dislike.
Biden also plans to campaign in New Mexico on Thursday, California on Friday and Pennsylvania on Saturday.
Today in Florida, he is expected to warn about a “super-MAGA” agenda that Democrats oppose.
The White House said Biden would highlight other Republican proposals that affect older Americans. These include raising the retirement age, eliminating Medicare’s ability to negotiate drug prices with manufacturers, and a $2,000 annual cap on out-of-pocket drug costs included in the Democratic proposal. August health care and climate law.