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First lady campaigns in Tucson in Western push

First lady campaigns in Tucson in Western push

CREATED Apr 30, 2012

Web Producer: Marissa Pasquet

PHOENIX, Ariz.  (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama is in Tucson as part of a four-state campaign push in the West.
   
Obama landed in the southern Arizona city Monday evening after she made a stop in Colorado Springs, Colo.
   
The first lady hugged and spoke at the airport with Tucson children and teens who volunteer at a local urban farm before she left to give remarks at a fundraiser for President Obama's re-election campaign.
   
The first lady's visit comes on the heels of stops in Arizona less than two weeks ago by Vice President Joe Biden and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
   
Her visit has political analysts saying that Arizona could very well be up for grabs in November's presidential election.
   
Romney raised $1.7 million in the state through March 31, compared to Barack Obama's $1.1 million.

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