Dr. Jill Biden meets with seniors in Duluth

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden visits Duluth

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Dr. Jill Biden, First Lady of the United States, addressed and met with Duluth seniors at the Lincoln Park Community Center in Duluth on June 13.

Mary Bovee, Executive Director of Age Well Arrowhead was on hand to introduce the First Lady.

“I can’t imagine what it would be like for seniors to no longer have access to vital services and supports because they’ve been eliminated as part of a budget cut,” said Bovee. “President Biden and Vice President Harris are fighting for affordable healthcare for seniors.”

Following her introduction, Biden took the stage and addressed infrastructure investments in Northland.

“The last time I was here, I joined your governor and senators to celebrate more than a billion dollar investment in the Blatnik Memorial Bridge,” remembered Dr. Biden. “You know, a lot of presidents talk about infrastructure, but Joe made sure that communities like this one are getting the money you need to build [and] rebuild your bridges, your roads, your railways, your airports, and so many other infrastructure projects.”

The First Lady then spoke to her husbands age and how she sees it as an advantage going into the election.

“Joe Biden is a healthy, wise 81-year-old and willing to work for you every single day to make our future better,” said the First Lady. “He knows how to bring people together and get bills passed because he’s been doing it for decades. He knows how to work with people who disagree with him because he’s seen and shaped how change happens.”

Dr. Biden also highlighted the President’s efforts to cap to the price of insulin to $35 a month for seniors and his commitment to the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, and social security.

Biden leaving her audience with a call to action

“Let’s show what these years can do by working every day from now until when polls close, by reelecting Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, by deciding the future we want—the future we need.”

During the speech, multiple protestors were escorted from the venue when they brought up their dissatisfaction with the administrations handling of the Israel-Hamas war and the civilian casualties in Gaza.

Wisconsin Congressman Tom Tiffany saying in part…”The hard-working people of the Twin-Ports and Northwest Wisconsin are feeling the pain of the Biden Administration’s war on American energy, and they won’t be fooled by a campaign photo op. It’s time for the Biden Administration to stop blocking the Line 5 project, end its assault on the American consumer, and restore American energy independence.”

Republican U.S. senate candidate for Minnesota, Joe Fraser responded saying…”With poll numbers showing Democrats facing serious issues in Minnesota, it’s no wonder Jill Biden is rushing off to the North Shore to do damage control.”

 Republican Party of Minnesota Chairman David Hann also issued the following statement:

“Amid a historic tight presidential race in Minnesota, First Lady Jill Biden’s campaign stop overlooks the pressing issues our seniors are grappling with under the Biden Administration’s policies.

The Biden Administration claims their policies have helped Americans, especially seniors. But, the persistent high inflation rates, the Democrat war on policing, and here in Minnesota, the DFL reneging on its promise to eliminate taxes on Social Security, their claims ring hollow. If seniors have to choose between believing Democratic rhetoric and the reality they face every day, reality will tell them we need real solutions, not just talking points.

Five polls in a row from media outlets have shown President Biden and President Trump in a close race in Minnesota. This week, a new Star Tribune/MPR News/KARE 11 poll showed President Joe Biden with ‘a narrow lead’ over President Donald Trump in Minnesota, and Trump voters were much more enthusiastic than Biden voters.

It’s been over half a century since a Republican presidential candidate won Minnesota. But poll after poll shows Minnesotans recognize the need for a decisive and experienced leader like President Trump to navigate our country’s numerous challenges.”