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Biden announces trips to New Hampshire, Detroit to tout infrastructure win


Biden hits the road to celebrate his $1.2T infrastructure bill with eyes on 2022: President will visit Detroit and New Hampshire – a swing state swing where Democrats are facing tough midterm races

  • The White House announced Thursday that President Joe Biden would travel to New Hampshire on Tuesday and Detroit, Michigan on Wednesday
  • He’s taking a victory lap after the House passed the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, which he’ll sign into law at the White House Monday 
  • New Hampshire could be a trouble spot for Democrats in 2022, with Sen. Maggie Hassan facing re-election
  • Additionally, Republicans listed Rep. Annie Kuster among their new targets after Democrats lost in Virginia last week 
  • New Hampshire Rep. Chris Pappas was already on the GOP’s list 
  • In Detroit, Biden will tour General Motors’ Factory ZERO electric vehicle assembly plant  


The White House announced Thursday that President Joe Biden would travel to New Hampshire on Tuesday and Detroit, Michigan on Wednesday with the aim of selling the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure law to Americans.

Biden will sign the package at the White House on Monday and then head to Woodstock, New Hampshire, the next day – where he’ll deliver remarks at the site of a bridge, as the bill funds hard infrastructure projects like bridges, roadways and the expansion of broadband internet. 

New Hampshire – the site of the nation’s first presidential primary – could also be a trouble spot for Democrats next year, with Sen. Maggie Hassan facing re-election, and Republicans targeting both Democratic House members, Reps. Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas. 

The White House announced Thursday that President Joe Biden would travel to New Hampshire on Tuesday and Detroit, Michigan on Wednesday with the aim of selling the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure law to Americans

Last week’s election results – which will put Republican and political newbie Glenn Youngkin in the Virginia governor’s mansion over the commonwealth’s former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe – emboldened the GOP, with National Republican Congressional Committee Chair Tom Emmer adding Kuster to the party’s 2022 target list. 

That list was increased from 57 seats to 70.  

‘In a cycle like this, no Democrat is safe,’ Emmer said in a statement. ‘Voters are rejecting Democrat policies that have caused massive price increases, opened our borders, and spurred a nationwide crime wave.’ 

New Hampshire Democrats received some good news this week when the state’s Republican Gov. Chris Sununu decided to run for re-election instead of taking on Hassan in the Senate race. 

New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan is up for re-election next year, in what could be a close race. However, the state's GOP Gov. Chris Sununu opted to run for re-election instead of trying for Hassan's Senate seat

New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan is up for re-election next year, in what could be a close race. However, the state’s GOP Gov. Chris Sununu opted to run for re-election instead of trying for Hassan’s Senate seat 

Rep. Annie Kuster

Rep. Chris Pappas

After the GOP win in the Virginia governor’s race, Republicans announced they would be targeting New Hampshire Democratic Rep. Annie Kuster’s (left) seat. They were already planning to try to take Rep. Chris Pappas (right), also of New Hampshire, out 

In Detroit, Biden will tour General Motors’ Factory ZERO electric vehicle assembly plant.  

The infrastructure law contains funding to expand electric vehicle charging stations across the U.S., as Biden, more broadly, is trying to combat climate change.   

While Detroit is blue, Republicans are trying to take out three Democratic House members in the state of Michigan: Reps. Dan Kildee, Elissa Slotkin and Haley Stevens. 

Biden traveled to Slotkin’s district in early October to tour a union training facility in Howell, Michigan.   

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