Vice President Kamala Harris is coming to Phoenix. Here's what we know

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Vice President Kamala Harris is scheduled to visit Phoenix on Friday, the White House announced.

Her visit will come the day after President Joe Biden’s annual State of the Union address, an opportunity for him to trumpet his accomplishments and state his agenda before Congress as he campaigns for a second term in office.

It will be Harris’ third time visiting the state as vice president, according to the White House.

As the 2024 election cycle ramps up, the White House has sent a parade of visitors and surrogates through Arizona, which is considered one of the few states up for grabs by both parties in the upcoming presidential race.

Harris visited Flagstaff as recently as October as part of a tour to mobilize young voters. Biden himself has stopped in Arizona during his presidency. First lady Jill Biden visited Tucson over the weekend for an event centered on abortion rights.

In 2020, Biden won Arizona over then-President Donald Trump by less than half of a percentage point, but he has since struggled in the polls here.

Arizona’s presidential preference election will take place March 19. Not facing a serious primary challenger, Biden is expected to cruise to an easy victory in the Democratic contest.

Additional details about Harris’ visit were to come, officials said.

This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Kamala Harris to visit Arizona ahead of presidential primary election