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Jill Biden Speaks In El Paso During Texas Campaign Tour

Jill Biden speaks at a campaign stop.
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Jill Biden, the wife of Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, speaks at Amtrak's Cleveland Lakefront train station Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Jill Biden is making a campaign swing through Texas on the first day of early voting. Her first stop was in El Paso.

At a get-out-the vote event on the University of Texas at El Paso campus, Jill Biden wore a purple mask with the word "vote" emblazoned on it. She encouraged every voter to turn out to elect her husband, former vice president and now Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

"For the first time in a long time, winning Texas is possible," Biden said to applause. "Not just for Joe but for the Senate and the state house as well. And if we win here, we are unstoppable."

The outdoor event was limited to a few people, who were socially distanced and wore masks.

El Paso Congresswoman Veronica Escobar and former Congressman and presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke also urged voters in the predominantly Latino and Democratic city to head to the polls and make sure others do the same.

Biden was expected to stop in Dallas and Houston on Tuesday, as well.

Emmy winning multimedia journalist Angela Kocherga is news director with KTEP and Borderzine. She is also multimedia editor with, an independent news organization.