1.SOUNDBITE: (English) Joe Biden, Democratic Presidential Nominee:
"This is the most important election of our lifetimes, not because I'm running, because what's at stake. The next president is going to determine, not just the next four years, but the next decade or more look like because there's such a stark fundamental difference. And you, here in Cincinnati, can make all the difference and all the difference in Ohio. I learned a long time ago coming out to Ohio that you win to Ohio from Cincinnati north, head north. Well, you are, you are the starting gate."
2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Joe Biden, Democratic Presidential Nominee:
"We need to revive the spirit of bipartisanship in his country. I know that sounds bizarre in light of where we are. The spirit of being able to work with one another. I say that, and I said that from the time I announced, I was told that maybe that was the way things used to work, Joe. You've got a lot done before, Joe. You can't do that anymore. Well, I'm here to tell you and say we can."
3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Joe Biden, Democratic Presidential Nominee:
"And we must we're going to get anything done. Democracy requires consensus. I'm running as a proud Democrat, but I will govern as an American president."
4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Joe Biden, Democratic Presidential Nominee:
" There will be no Blue states and Red states with me. It's one America, a worker, Democrats and Republicans. I work for hard as hard for those who vote against me as those who voted for me. That's the job of a president. The duty to care to care for everybody. We can disagree on policy, but you can still care. And you two have a sacred duty, in my humble opinion, as my friend John Lewis said before he died. And while he was alive. You have a sacred obligation to vote. It matters. Ohio matters."
During the second of two stops in Ohio Monday, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden made a pitch for bipartisanship, saying he was campaigning "as a proud Democrat, but would govern as an American president."
"I learned a long time ago coming out to Ohio that you win Ohio from Cincinnati north, head north," Biden said.
"Well, you are, you are the starting gate."
As he had done during his earlier stop in Toledo, Biden harshly criticized President Donald Trump for his response to the coronavirus pandemic, and pushed his plans for "testing, tracing and masking."
Trump carried Ohio over Democrat Hillary Clinton by a comfortable 8 percentage points in 2016, but recent polls show this year's presidential race tightening in the state.
The Biden campaign has increased advertising in Ohio lately, even as Trump has scaled back his efforts in the state and elsewhere. Biden's perceived increases in support have largely come as the president has seen his backing slip in cities.
However, Trump is looking to cancel that out by further expanding his already strong support among voters in rural areas.
Biden also offered his condolences to Cincinnati baseball legend Joe Morgan, the Hall of Fame second baseman who became the sparkplug of dominant Cincinnati teams in the mid-1970s and the prototype for baseball’s artificial turf era, who died Sunday at age 77.
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