BANGOR – Former Second Lady Jill Biden campaigned for her husband, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, outside the Thomas Hill Standpipe in Bangor Tuesday, where she headlined a socially distanced ‘Get Out The Vote’ rally.
This was Biden’s second visit to Maine after going to Blue Hill and Orono last month.
“I’ll never forget that day,” Biden said. “It was just one of those magical moments that you have on the campaign trail.”
She told the story of her first date with the former vice president and explained how a lot has changed since then except her husband’s character.
“His strength of will is unstoppable, and his faith is unshakable,” Biden said.
Biden shared what an ideal day with Joe Biden as president would look like.
“You turn on the television, and the anchors aren’t talking about spikes in COVID cases,” Biden said. “Instead, they’re talking about the millions of good-paying jobs that we’ve created, and then they’re reporting on how we’re making prescription drugs available and affordable.”
Biden also stressed Maine’s importance in this election.
“One conversation can change a mind,” Biden said. “One vote can be the difference between winning and losing a state, and one state could decide our future for generations to come.”
Gov. Janet Mills, U.S. Senate candidate Sara Gideon and Hermon High School teacher Jesse Hargrove spoke alongside her.
“Your health is on the line and is on the ballot next Tuesday. The rights of working Americans are on the ballot next Tuesday. Truth is on the ballot next Tuesday. Justice is on the ballot next Tuesday,” Mills said. “Let’s get working for the next seven days, get everybody voting.”
“What we have seen and heard from people all over this state is that they are ready,” Gideon said. “They are ready for new leaders, and they are ready for leaders who show empathy and who have a vision for what we can be.”
Supporters from around Maine came out to the rally.
“She’ll speak about uniting people back together, actually making America great again,” said Sandra McQuilkin of Newburgh.
“I have voted both Republican and Democrat,” said Larry Towle of Corinth. “I just feel this time, it’s a very clear choice, so I’m here to support the Democrats.”
With just one week until Election Day, Biden stressed the importance of making a voting plan saying one vote can make a difference.