Jill Biden, Joe's chief protector, to step up as first lady
But the minute I became first lady, everything became newsworthy.”Still, Jill Biden won’t have the learning curve most other new first ladies faced. Jill Biden helped raise his surviving young sons, Beau and Hunter, before giving birth to their daughter, Ashley, in 1981. “In 1988, when Joe’s first presidential campaign started to look bleak, people were constantly looking for cracks in our team. “I worry about Jill,” Joe Biden said. Look, too, for Jill Biden to try to keep things light.