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Dr. Jill Biden campaigns in Waukesha County and Madison

Posted at 6:22 PM, Sep 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-28 19:32:45-04

WAUKESHA COUNTY — Election day is nearing as campaign stops ramp up in Wisconsin, the latest former second lady Jill Biden on Monday.

There are several Trump yard signs to re-elect the president just down the street from Biden's latest campaign stop at a private home in Waukesha County, illustrating the fight for Wisconsin voters.

"There’s simply too much at stake here to sit on the sidelines," said former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Janine Geske.

Geske, who was nominated by Republican Gov. Tommy Thompson, reinforced her support for Joe Biden's presidency at a farm in the Town of Eagle and reminded guests she has not backed a political candidate in 40 years.

A woman named Lynn Carey spoke about how the Affordable Care Act kept her family from going bankrupt, leading to Jill Biden telling a personal story about her sister who worked as a waitress and needed a stem cell transplant along with ongoing treatments.

"It was only because of the Affordable Care Act that she was able to find a plan that she could afford," Biden said.

Biden pushed her husband's plan to help Wisconsin's economy recover from the pandemic and build upon the ACA.

The former second lady's visit to Waukesha County followed her "Get out the vote" event in Madison focused on the multiple ways voters can cast their ballots.

Biden told a small crowd, wearing face masks and seated apart, that her husband would bring some stability to the country.

"We haven’t given up. We just need leadership worthy of our nation, worthy of all of you. Joe is the only candidate in this race with a plan to recover from this pandemic. He’s going to provide clear evidence guidance. Yes he believes in science," said Biden.

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