‘No vote for granted’: Jill Biden stumps for husband in West Michigan

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Jill Biden, the wife of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, was campaigning in West Michigan Tuesday.

The setting for her first stop was Kids Food Basket in Grand Rapids, a nonprofit that grows and distributes food to kids in need in four West Michigan counties. She was joined by Hillary Scholten, the Democrat running for the 3rd Congressional District seat.

Biden toured the facility less than a week after both her husband and President Donald Trump where on the east side of the state. Michigan is shaping up to be pivotal for both campaigns.

Asked if the state will see more attention from the Biden campaign, Jill Biden said yes.

“We’re traveling to all the different states and I’m sure I’ll be back here again and we were here … last week virtually, and I’ll be back virtually again I’m sure,” she said. “So like I said, we’re taking no vote for granted.”

Biden visited Battle Creek in the afternoon, where she was be joined by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to speak with military families.

In addition to Michigan, there are four other battleground states — Arizona, Florida, Pennsylvania and North Carolina — where polling averages indicate that Biden is leading Trump by less than five points. Each is likely to be the focus of the campaigns in the next seven weeks.

Michigan has 16 electoral votes up for grabs in the Nov. 3 presidential election.

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