Rancho Santa Fe campaign fundraiser
Jill Biden smiles as Mayor Todd Gloria greets her upon her arrival in San Diego Saturday. Photo credit: Screen shot, @10News via X

First Lady Jill Biden landed in San Diego Saturday to attend a fundraiser in Rancho Santa Fe for President Joe Biden’s re-election campaign.

The first lady landed at San Diego International Airport at a little after 2 p.m. San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria greeted her there.

Biden spoke to about 40 people seated in the foyer of a Rancho Santa Fe estate owned by Allan and Megan Camaisa, a biotech entrepreneur and film producer respectively.

“We know what’s in store if the extreme MAGA Republicans return to power,” Biden said. “The choice in this election could not be more clear. Chaos, crisis and corruption or strong, steady leadership that actually gets things done.”

Biden told the gathering that the American people should re-elect her husband to “finish the job.”

She cited her husband’s appointment of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court, efforts to pass climate change legislation and his fight against “big pharma” to lower drug prices.

The First Lady toured a cancer research center in Seattle on Friday, then flew to the Los Angeles area for a fundraiser Saturday at the Beverly Hills home of Daphna Ziman, co-founder and president of Cinémoi USA and the founder of Children Uniting Nations.

The first lady then departed for San Diego from Hollywood Burbank Airport.

– City News Service

Updated at 3 p.m. and 8:20 p.m. Sept. 23, 2023