PITTSBURGH, ALLEGHENY COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Will Pennsylvania be the path to the White House?  After all, it is called Pennsylvania Avenue.

In his first rally as a 2020 Democratic Presidential candidate, Joe Biden, once again, put his Scranton roots in the spotlight.

The former Vice President kicked off his campaign in Pittsburgh on Monday, saying he needs the support of the Commonwealth to defeat Donald Trump.

Democratic Senator Bob Casey seems to think the fellow Scranton native could win Pennsylvania, and he wasted no time backing Biden.

Eyewitness News Political Analyst Chris Cullen said the quick endorsement could have a positive effect on Casey’s career, including a possible Cabinet position if Biden is elected.

“If a federal opportunity came about, I think that would be very inviting to Senator Casey,” said Cullen.  “But I think he would be guided by what he could do for the Commonwealth and what he could do for the nation.”

Biden’s Pittsburgh stop is one of at least three events that he’s holding in Pennsylvania during the first month of his campaign.

In 2016, President Trump declared victory in Pennsylvania by about 44,000 votes.  He won Luzerne County by more than 25,000 votes.

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