YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Joe Biden’s visit to the the UAW Local 1714 union hall Thursday will mark his seventh appearance in the Valley since 2008.
Biden’s first visit was on September 18, 2008 as the vice presidential candidate during Barack Obama’s first run as president. He spoke at a rally in downtown Youngstown.
Twenty-six days later, Biden spoke outdoors in the Warren amphitheater.
Two years later on October 4, 2010, Biden appeared at Astro Shapes in Struthers for his first visit as vice president. He campaigned for then Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, who was in a tight race with John Kasich.
During that visit, Biden stopped by the Golden Dawn restaurant on Youngstown’s north side and ordered spaghetti to go.
Two years later on May 16, 2012, Biden made his fourth visit at Youngstown’s M7 Technologies. It was for a reelection campaign this time, with Mitt Romney as the opponent.
During this trip, he also visited the Salem Fire Department.
As the 2012 election drew closer, Biden returned to campaign at the UAW Local 1714 union hall exactly four years ago on Wednesday.
“As the son of an automobile man, this makes me feel good,” he said during the stop.
Biden made a second trip to the Canfield Fair afterwards, where he ordered fried cheese.
The last time Biden was in Youngstown was on October 29 of 2012 at the Covelli Centre with former President Bill Clinton.
Thursday’s stop will be at the union hall at 2121 Salt Springs Rd. in Warren at 11 a.m. He is expected to talk about Hillary Clinton’s economic policy.