As a historic 2020 Election Day approaches, The Daily Pennsylvanian looks back on ten major United States politicians that have visited Penn’s campus and Philadelphia since 2018.
Former President Barack Obama came to Philadelphia to urge students and local residents to vote for Democrats in the Midterm elections on Sept. 21, 2018. Two years later, Obama returned to campaign for Joe Biden on Oct. 21, 2020 to increase turnout for Biden.
President Donald Trump spoke about the state of the U.S. economy at the National Electrical Contractors Association's annual convention at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Oct. 2, 2018.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney had a conversation with former City Solicitor Sozi Tulante about the city’s immigration policies at a packed Perry World House event on Nov. 15, 2018.
2006 College graduate and 2009 Penn Law graduate Congressman Conor Lamb (D-Pa.)indicated Joe Biden as his initial favorite to win his endorsement in the 2020 presidential race at an event hosted by Penn Democrats on Mar. 21, 2019.
Former Florida governor and Penn Presidential Professor of Practice Jeb Bush spoke about the role of private industries and climate change during Perry World House's Global Shifts Colloquium on Apr. 16, 2019.
Former Democratic presidential candidate and billionaire financier Tom Steyer discussed climate change, economic fairness, and immigration to an audience of about 50 students and community members at a Penn Democrats event on Oct. 18, 2019.
Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg held a campaign event at the National Constitution Center on Feb. 5, 2020.
Former Vice President and Penn Presidential Professor of Practice Joe Biden came to Philadelphia to deliver remarks at the National Constitution Center on Mar. 10, 2020 after winning several primaries on Super Tuesday, becoming the clear front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Democratic vice presidential nominee and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) campaigned in Philadelphia on Sept. 17, 2020. After speaking with local minority leaders and making a surprise stop at the Philadelphia Democratic City Committee headquarters, Harris came to the Biden campaign headquarters by City Hall, surrounded by secret service, to attend a virtual fundraiser.
Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang rallied a small group of Penn students in Clark Park to encourage early voting for Joe Biden on Oct. 18, 2020.