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Joe Biden Kicks Off Virtual Tour of Ohio

A photo of Joe Biden.
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There's no personal interaction like the kind Biden has previously enjoyed in Ohio, but the virtual tour aims to explain his "Made in America" plan.

Former Vice President Joe Biden kicked off a statewide virtual tour of Ohio Tuesday with a roundtable discussion in Kent. The goal is to promote Biden’s “Made in America” plan and presidential campaign promise: a commitment to fight for American workers and to create more than five million new jobs in areas such as manufacturing. 
 
Kent City Councilwoman Gwen Rosenberg, who’s a local businesswoman, participated in the discussion. She believes Biden’s plan will help her small business, Popped!, become a larger manufacturer. 
"Joe Biden’s plan gives me some optimism, some belief that I won’t be considered too small to help, that resources could be available for me, even just that in a leadership that supports that gives me optimism to keep working, to keep striving to grow our business.”

 
Biden’s virtual tour will continue the rest of the week, with stops in Chillicothe, Lima and Cleveland. President Donald Trump is also spending time in Ohio this week. He plans on touring a Whirlpool factory in Clyde on Thursday. 
 

Abigail Bottar covers Akron, Canton, Kent and the surrounding areas for Ideastream Public Media. A Northeast Ohio native and lifelong listener of public radio, Abigail started in public radio as a news intern at WKSU. She graduated in 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Kent State University.
Sean Fitzgerald is a senior journalism major at Kent State University. Sean has been with Black Squirrel Radio, Kent State's student-run radio station since the spring of 2018 as a sports show host and co-host, a web article contributor and now serves as the sports department director for the station. Sean hopes to pursue a career in sports journalism once he finishes school.