The vice president focused on the economy and said Joe Biden would ban fracking.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

LATROBE, Pa. (KDKA) – On election eve, both campaigns are making a final push in Pennsylvania. Vice President Pence held the day’s first event — a rally at the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Latrobe.

The stage was set Monday morning for the vice president’s arrival, with Air Force 2 landing before 11:30 a.m. Roughly 300 gathered for the rally.

It was a chilly morning, and the vice president’s speech was focused on firing up the base.

“It’s on, Pennsylvania, and the road to victory goes straight through the Keystone State,” the vice president said.

Vice President Pence’s speech was focused on one message: “It is one more day until four more years.”

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He hit on key issues for many Republican supporters: the economy, the Second Amendment, abortion and what Pence termed the Biden-Harris radical left agenda on fracking.

“Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, they might be saying something different these days, but the truth is both of them spent most of the last year about how they want to ban fracking and abolish fossil fuels. Banning fracking would destroy hundreds of thousand jobs in Pennsylvania alone,” said Pence.

According to CBS News, Biden has said he wouldn’t ban fracking outright but does favor a ban on new fracking on federal land.

Nearing the end of his speech, the vice president addressed coronavirus. Westmoreland County’s case numbers and deaths from the deadly virus have been increasing dramatically over the last month.

“We reinvented testing, we saw to the distribution of billions of supplies,” Vice President Pence said.

Both campaigns are turning their attention to Pennsylvania Monday. President Trump is visiting several states and stopping in Joe Biden’s hometown of Scranton. Former Vice President Joe Biden is making several stops in western Pennsylvania.

While Vice President Pence was visiting, Senator Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff will be in the eastern part of the state before meeting up for a drive-in event featuring John Legend in Philadelphia.

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