While GOP presidential hopefuls are taking the stage next week in Miami for their third debate, the Biden campaign will be making its own moves near the event.
The president’s reelection efforts will include billboards placed strategically around Hialeah, the city where former President Donald Trump is expected to host a rally on the night of the debate, according to NBC News. The debate is set to take place Nov. 8, and will be hosted by NBC.
“Higher costs, ripping away freedoms, banning abortion, and lining the pockets of special interests on the backs of middle class families — that’s the Florida Blueprint brought to you by MAGA Republicans, and the American people simply cannot afford that kind of outdated, failed leadership in the White House,” said Biden-Harris campaign manager Julie Chávez Rodriguez in a statement to NBC News.
“This is the MAGA extremism Donald Trump created and every Republican running for president has embraced and emulates. It’s also exactly the kind of unpopular, out-of-touch agenda the American people consistently reject at the ballot box,” she said.
Ms. Chávez Rodriguez, Democratic National Committee Chair Jaime Harrison and Florida Democratic Party Chair Nikki Fried will be active on debate night responding to the Republican rivals. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, along with Florida Reps. Maxwell Frost and Debbie Wasserman Schultz and state Sen. Shevrin Jones, will be acting as surrogates for Mr. Biden.
The campaign is paying close attention to Black and Latino voters, with events scheduled around South Florida. Rep. Frederica Wilson of Florida will be running an event for Black men, the Haitian community and the LGBTQ community.
A bilingual rapid response operation will be set up in both Miami and Washington, the campaign said. New ads and bilingual billboards will be seen as well.