NEW HAMPSHIRE, USA — The Biden-Harris campaign headed to New Hampshire on Wednesday, where Dr. Jill Biden and Doug Emhoff held campaign events in Bedford, Manchester, and Dover.
Dr. Biden, wife of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and former Second Lady, will make the rounds with Emhoff, Kamala Harris’ husband.
Dr. Biden is a lifelong educator who has a doctorate in education. She’s been on the campaign trail, traveling to battleground states across the country on a “Back to School” tour. The events in N.H., however, focused on health care and veterans.
Potential future Second Gentleman Emhoff only recently began making campaign stops, his first coming days after his wife delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention. He put his successful law practice on hold to support his wife’s bid for vice president.
Dr. Biden and Emhoff began the day in Bedford around noon, where they hosted a listening session to hear from Granite Staters living with pre-existing conditions who rely on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). They discussed Joe Biden and Harris’ “commitment to protecting access to life-saving care during the COVID-19 pandemic,” according to a media release.
Dr. Susan Lynch, a retired physician and former First Lady of New Hampshire. Her husband, former Gov. John Lynch, was governor when the ACA was enacted.
Emhoff and Dr. Biden discussed the pandemic and the ACA, telling a personal story of her sister's cancer treatment, saying the ACA saved her life.
“Amid this devastation, we’ve seen just how deeply connected we are to each other,” Dr. Biden said. “There has never been a more important time to defend the progress we’ve made through the ACA.”
They then headed the home of "super volunteer" Pat Kalik in Manchester. Dr. Biden and Emhoff signed campaign signs and planted some in Kalik's front yard. Then, they waved signs as a parade of cars drove by honking.
Finally, in Dover, they meet with veterans and military families in the backyard of retired veteran Ed McCabe. McCabe served two tours in Iraq and three in Afghanistan, according to pool reports.
“I come here today with a sense of humility and a sense of reverence for your service and sacrifice,” Emhoff said. “It’s heroes like you and families like yours that are the reason Joe and Kamala are in this race."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.