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First Lady Dr. Jill Biden visits Phoenix ahead of Election Day

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden visits Phoenix ahead of Election Day

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – Arizona has a lot at stake in the final days before the midterm elections. So it’s no surprise that both parties are giving it their all.

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden packed the house early Saturday, speaking at the Arizona Education Association and Mark Kelly Canvass Event in South Phoenix. “We cannot sustain the force without Mark Kelly,” Dr. Biden said at the event.

Dr. Biden did not shy away from expressing his support for Katie Hobbs, Senator Kelly and other Democrats, saying, “In just two years, Joe, Mark and the Democrats have done so much.”

Community members at the event told the Arizona Family that they came to meet the First Lady herself. ASU student Dhruv Rebbe came from Tempe to see Dr. Biden and the other speakers and hear what the First Lady had to say.

“It was exciting, and it’s nice that he took his time to advocate and support Democrats because it’s so important to get out and vote,” Kyree Foster said.

Dr. Biden came to the Valley with a mission: to encourage people to vote on November 8th. Helen Blackwell said the event was a good reminder to help others vote. “Having taken that time was a reinforcement to me that this is important, and I need to get people on the phone to get out and vote,” Blackwell said.

The First Lady briefly touched on several issues in this midterm election, including rising inflation, the abortion ban, and the importance of public education. Dr. Biden told voters, “What you’re doing today matters because this race is going to be close, and the only way to win is to vote.” He also went down to Tucson, hoping to rally voters in southern Arizona.

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