Second lady, Dr. Jill Biden gave a campaign boost to Georgia Senate candidate Michelle Nunn while joining hundreds of volunteers for Hands on Atlanta.
Nunn is competing with Republican candidate David Perdue for the right to sit in the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R – Ga.). Biden and Nunn worked on cleaning up a park in downtown Atlanta during an annual service day created by an organization Nunn founded 25 years ago,
“We have jobs, we have families,” Biden said, according to the Hill.com. “We have other obligations. The reason Michelle Nunn and a group of friends founded Hands on Atlanta Day 25 years ago is because we all know the value of community service.”
Speaking about Nunn, Biden said she is “someone who is making a difference in Georgia.”
Biden’s hopes her appearance helps catapult Nunn past her political adversary. Recent polling reveals that Nunn has come back and is currently running neck-and-neck, offering Democrats a rare opportunity to pick up a seat currently held by a Republican.
In addition to the service project, Vice President Joe Biden’s wife attended three fundraisers on Monday, Oct. 20 when she was in Atlanta.
Nunn said that she formed the service organization Hands on Atlanta two and a half decades ago because “people will always answer the call to service.”
“There’s nothing we can’t do, no wrong we can’t right, when we work together,” she said