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Kids of Biden make First Step to Grandfather's Campaign; a Pledge of Allegiance

Biden's Grand Children Pledge 

The kids of Joe Biden supported their grandfather's campaign at the Democratic National Convention on Monday night.

Joe Biden's campaign for president of the United States is a family affair.

Five of the former vice president's grandkids made an appearance at the beginning of the first night of the Democratic National Convention on Monday. They led viewers in the Pledge of Allegiance, which was followed by children from across the country singing the national anthem.

Included in the clip were the kids of Biden's oldest son, Hunter — Naomi, Maisy and Finnegan — and Beau Biden — Natalie and Robert Biden II, who goes by Hunter.

Biden has two other children, his youngest, Ashley, and Naomi, who died in a car accident along with Biden's first wife, Neilia, in 1972. Biden's second-oldest son, Beau, died of brain cancer in 2015.

"Every day I'm in contact with every one of my grandkids, my son and my daughter, but by distance,'' he told late-night host Jimmy Kimmel. "As a matter of fact, my son Beau's children live a mile away as the crow flies ... They walk over through the woods and through a neighborhood, and they sit out in the backyard in two chairs, and I sit up in the porch, and we have our conversations because I'm not allowed to go hug them. I miss it."

Joe Biden Family
Joe Biden with Family

The first night of the DNC includes several high-profile speakers. Actor Eva Longoria is serving as emcee, and former first lady Michelle Obama is slated to speak in one of the most anticipated addresses of the four-day, almost entirely virtual event.

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