Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s running mate for the White House, will campaign in State College.
The Democratic presidential campaign scheduled the Friday event and confirmed it on Monday It will be the first time a major-party presidential or vice presidential candidate will appear in State College during this election cycle. Donald Trump visited Altoona in August.
Kaine plans to discuss his and Clinton’s vision for “an America that is stronger together and their plans to create an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top, including their debt-free college plan.” Some main talking points will be directed toward Penn State students, such as raising the minimum wage, climate change, energy and the criminal justice system.
People interested in attending the event can RSVP at www.hillaryclinton.com/events.
Additional details for the visit will be announced. A time and place for the rally have not been released.
The September Franklin and Marshall College Poll of Pennsylvania shows Clinton leading Trump 47 to 38 percent among likely voters in the state, and 48 to 36 percent among registered voters.
The survey, which is the longest-running statewide poll exclusively directed and produced in Pennsylvania, also shows Democrat Katie McGinty with a six-point lead, 41 to 35 percent, over Republican Sen. Pat Toomey in the state’s U.S. Senate race.