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Sky-High Electricity Is Biden’s New Pain Point Before Elections

US consumers are increasingly struggling to pay utility bills



Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

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For months now, high gasoline prices have been arguably the most visible political pain point for President Joe Biden. In most towns, they can be seen every few blocks on signs at filling stations. It’s the fundamental commodity Americans need to go to work, buy groceries and get around.

But in the runup to the US midterm elections, another energy cost is coming into focus: skyrocketing electricity bills.