Jill Biden In Duluth
Posted at: 10/20/2012 4:10 PM
| Updated at: 10/20/2012 11:44 PM
By: Renee Passal
Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, made a short visit to Duluth on Saturday afternoon.
Loaded up with Sammy's pizzas, she walked into the Labor Temple in Duluth, followed by Congressman Rick Nolan.
When it was her turn to speak, Biden turned the conversation first to where she and the crowd were.
"We are in Wellstone Hall. Paul and Sheila were wonderful friends. They were such passionate, committed leaders. It's hard to believe it's been almost 10 years, since their tragic loss. 10 years this week," she said. "I'd like to reflect on that. All of you here are a tribute to their lasting legacy."
Then Biden mentioned the importance of education, as a professor at a community college. "I know you have wonderful community colleges. I've been to several of them."
And as a military mom, she talked about how the Obama/Biden administration has helped veterans.
Then it was on to fighting for the rights of women, and the economy.
The crowd, which was made up of volunteers, really enjoyed the speech. Anita Stech, of Duluth, said, "This was a thrill, with Minnesota getting attention. She fired us all up, and we need to get fired up for this campaign."
Before she left, she again thanked the crowd. "It takes all of you to take us forward, on November 6th. Thank you for your commitment and for being here today."
Biden then headed to Wisconsin.
We heard from an employee at Sammy's Pizza downtown that she ate there before going to the Labor Temple.