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Biden, Harris Aim To Tip Battleground Arizona For Democrats

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Arizona is in the presidential battleground spotlight Thursday after spending decades firmly in the Republican column.

Democrats Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are visiting Arizona Thursday. They’re making various stops in the Phoenix area and campaigning for the first time together since the Democratic convention.

Meanwhile, Pence is also campaigning in Phoenix today. He’s acting as a surrogate following President Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis.

A decade ago, Arizona was at the center of Republicans' push against illegal immigration. It's now the nation's newest battleground thanks to a combination of demographic and political changes. Democrats from California and elsewhere are planting roots in the Phoenix area. Young Latinos have organized and are reaching voting age. And suburban women are turning away from President Donald Trump in increasing numbers.

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