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Trump and Biden, potential 2020 rivals, both head to Pennsylvania, a key battleground

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump and Joe Biden have twin obsessions: with each other and with the state of Pennsylvania.

Like iron filings to a magnet, both will be drawn in the coming days to Pennsylvania, which was key to Trump's victory in 2016 and would be central to almost any scenario for a Democratic victory in the 2020 presidential campaign.

Their trips - Biden on Saturday, Trump on Monday - elevate an emerging rivalry that has them locked in a wrestler's grip long before Democrats even choose a nominee.

Trump, fearing Biden poses the most serious threat in industrial states like Pennsylvania, is trying to diminish him with a barrage of tweets and derisive comments. Biden welcomes the attention and

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