Biden zeroes in on economic message as campaign winds down

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President Joe Biden is zeroing in on a largely economic-focused message Thursday amid raging inflation and recession risks as he takes his closing argument for the Nov. 8 elections to a congressional battleground and tries to reassure restive voters.

Biden’s travels to Syracuse, New York, on Thursday and to Philadelphia on Friday are part of a strategic two-step crafted for a persistently unpopular president: promote his administration’s accomplishments at official White House events while saving the overt campaigning for states where his political power can directly bolster Democratic candidates.

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