Jill Biden Coming to Fishkill & Poughkeepsie This Friday
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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