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Fri Oct 15, 2021, 10:36 PM

Jill Biden travels to Virginia, New Jersey to help Democrats

Source: AP

By WILL WEISSERT

HENRICO, Va. (AP) — First lady Jill Biden campaigned Friday for Democrats in governors’ races in Virginia and New Jersey, saying “this election will set a course for a year from now” during her first political trip of her husband’s presidency.

Biden spoke at an early voting rally at Middlesex College in Edison, New Jersey, where Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy is running against Republican Jack Ciattarelli, an ex-state Assembly member. She also hit an evening event in suburban Richmond, Virginia, alongside Democrat Terry McAuliffe, a former governor who is running to regain the post and facing a tighter race than expected against Republican Glenn Youngkin, a businessman.

“We can’t get complacent. We have to get to work,” the first lady, who was born in New Jersey and clapped on stage to “It’s My Life,” by New Jersey icon and President Biden supporter Jon Bon Jovi, told the crowd in Edison. The loudest applause of the event came when Jill Biden joked, “Heck, today’s Friday. So go grab a beer and go vote.”

Democrats, eager to boost turnout for the off-year elections, dispatched the first lady to rally support in the Nov. 2 governors’ races. It marks the first time that Biden has been back on the campaign trial since stumping for her husband in last year’s presidential campaign, and it underscores the political stakes for the White House.



First lady Jill Biden, right, gets a hug from Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe during a rally in Richmond, Va., Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. McAuliffe will face Republican Glenn Youngkin in the November election. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)


Read more: https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-lifestyle-travel-new-jersey-elections-048183f2439126d0165e585e66a151eb

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bucolic_frolic Oct 16 #1

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Sat Oct 16, 2021, 06:48 AM

1. Call me concerned

Democrats have a history of sleeping in off-year elections. This is not 2018. It's an off-year from midterms. Our enthusiasm must beat MAGA anger.

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