The First Lady is making two stops in Dutchess County, New York before the weekend.

The Hudson Valley will be getting a very important visitor this Friday.

The Hudson Valley region is a short trip from New York City and this has made it a hot spot for political visitors in recent years. When people think of New York State they may assume it leans left. That may be true in many parts of the state but the Hudson Valley is more divided than you think. This was proven during the 2022 New York gubernatorial election. That election swayed in favor of Republicans by a small margin in Dutchess County.

According to the Dutchess County Board of Elections, Lee Zeldin gained roughly 4,000 more votes than Kathy Hochul among Dutchess County voters.

Does this make Dutchess County a battleground spot? We do have an election coming up and we may see more political figures in the area.

Why is Jill Biden coming to Fishkill and Poughkeepsie this Friday?

Spectrum News reports that Dr. Jill Biden will be making two scheduled stops during her trip to Dutchess County. She will be stopping by the new manufacturing lab in the  Dutchess Community College campus in Fishkill that specializes in mechatronics. Mechatronics applies to the study of new automated manufacturing systems in industry.

Biden will then reportedly travel to Poughkeepsie to the Day One Early Learning Community to discuss childhood education and meet with educators in the community.

Around this time last year, President Joe Biden made a trip to Poughkeepsie to discuss how to possibly help bring more jobs to the Hudson Valley region. He gave a speech at the IBM location off Route 9.

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Look Inside Joe Biden's Former Syracuse Home

A lot has happened since the house last sold in 2005 for $68,000. Between the previous occupant becoming Vice-President and then the 46th President over the past 17 years, along with the current housing market, the property is now on the market at a substantial uptick of $334,900.

The house is at 608 and 610 Stinard Avenue, and was originally built in 1925. It’s a two-family duplex with 3,364 square feet of space, plus a two-car garage. The first unit is two bed/two bath. The second unit is roomier with four bedrooms and two baths. The house has lots of original wood paneling, which feels very presidential. Could sleeping here lead to a long and successful political career? It certainly couldn’t hurt.

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