First lady Michelle Obama is sitting in a seat on the floor of the convention hall, between her mother and Jill Biden, as Vice President Biden gives his speech to the delegates. Mrs. Obama is wearing an off-the-shoulder purple and white dress. Seated behind her are her brother and the president's half-sister and other family members of the Obamas and the Bidens. They include Biden's son, Beau, Delaware's attorney general, who formally put his father's name in for nomination.
The president's daughters, Sasha and Malia, are expected to join their mother and father on stage after his speech — but they are not sitting with their mother at the moment. The first lady's group is just off the stage, on the convention hall floor, in front of the first group of delegates.
— Sally Buzbee
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