Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenOvernight Energy & Environment — Presented by American Clean Power — Methane fee faces negotiations White House rejects latest Trump claim of executive privilege The No Surprises Act: a bill long overdue MORE introduced himself as “Jill Biden’s husband” at a Monday event kicking off his presidential campaign in Pittsburgh.
"My name is Joe Biden, and I'm Jill Biden's husband," Biden said. “That’s how I’m known back home, that’s how I’m known most places.”
During her eight years as second lady, Jill Biden, who holds a doctorate in educational leadership, taught full-time at Northern Virginia Community College. She made educational initiatives in general and community colleges in particular a key aspect of her advocacy as second lady, calling community colleges one of the nation’s “best-kept secrets.”
She also collaborated with then-first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaObama says change may be coming 'too rapidly' for many YouTube confirms it picked kids featured in Harris video Photos of the Week: Congressional Baseball Game, ashen trees and a beach horse MORE on the Joining Forces initiative, aimed at encouraging Americans to support military families. Joe and Jill Biden have been married since 1977.
The former vice president, who officially announced a presidential bid last week, has led most polls of the crowded Democratic field, usually followed by Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDemocrats face critical 72 hours Overnight Health Care — Presented by Altria — Manchin nixes Medicare expansion Manchin shutting down Sanders on Medicare expansion MORE (I-Vt.).