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Biden will visit Seattle this week


Biden will visit Seattle this week

May 08, 2024 | 1:12 pm ET
By Bill Lucia
Biden will visit Seattle this week
President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event at Montgomery County Community College January 5, 2024 in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.(Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

President Biden will visit Seattle on Friday and Saturday for campaign events, the White House confirmed this morning.

Biden is scheduled to first travel to California tomorrow, where he has two Friday campaign receptions planned in the Bay Area. The White House said additional details would follow Wednesday’s announcement.

Last week, the Northwest Progressive Institute flagged an invitation the Biden Victory Fund distributed for a Seattle event and said the minimum ticket price for the event is $500 and the maximum is $50,000.

Meanwhile, tomorrow through Saturday, First Lady Jill Biden will travel to Oregon, California and Arizona and will deliver remarks at fundraisers and other political events in each of those states.

Biden last visited Seattle on Earth Day in 2022, when he announced an old-growth forest protection plan. That visit brought transit service changes, road closures, and traffic congestion and this week’s trip is likely to cause similar disruptions.

The president is running for reelection this year, facing a rematch against presumptive Republican nominee former President Donald Trump.