HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Vice President Mike Pence will travel again to Pennsylvania this week, dropping in on an important presidential battleground state.

Pence on Thursday will take a bus tour from Lancaster to Philadelphia, going to a suburban Philadelphia maker of wireless communication technology and speaking to Philadelphia police officers at their union hall before a “Back the Blue” rally.

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Bob Asher, Pennsylvania’s Republican national committeeman, says Pence will also attend a fundraiser.

Pence was last in Pennsylvania last month.

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The presumptive Democratic nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden, has numerous ties to Pennsylvania.

He grew up in the Democratic bastion of Scranton and is making his headquarters in Philadelphia.

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