In Harrisburg campaign stop, Jill Biden reminds Pennsylvanians to register to vote

    Jill Biden is visiting central and eastern Pennsylvania on behalf of her husband, Vice President Joe Biden, and President Barack Obama.

    About 150 people gathered as Jill Biden spoke Monday at an Obama-Biden campaign headquarters in Harrisburg.

    A handful of volunteers clutched clipboards filled with voter registration forms as the vice president’s wife noted the Tuesday registration deadline.

    “Even if my husband Joe’s name weren’t on the ballot, I would be out working in this election,” said Biden.

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    Polls from September, before the first presidential debate, show just a small sliver of Pennsylvania voters are still undecided about their preferred candidate.

    Fred Waters, a retired Teamster of Harrisburg, is a staunch Obama supporter.

    He waited in the crowd to hear the second lady speak — not that he was hanging on her every word.

    “She can say, ‘Hi, have a great day,’ and walk out. I’m still voting for him. It don’t matter because I know what they’ve been trying to do. I’ve seen the struggles they’ve been trying to go through,” said Waters. “He’s already got my vote.”

    Jill Biden, who grew up in Willow Grove, will continue campaigning Tuesday in Lancaster and Philadelphia.

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