First Lady Visits Racine
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CREATED Oct. 19, 2012
RACINE, WI – Bill Clinton isn't the only big-name Democrat visiting the Badger State Friday.
First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to 2,100 voters in Racine, where she worked to drive home the importance of the Wisconsin vote. She also talked about her husband’s character.
“Barack Obama knows the American dream, because he lived it,” she said.
She focused her speech at the Racine Civic Center on the president's record, what he has done in the past four years. Michelle Obama said the president helped fix a broken economy, after inheriting a crisis.
“Instead of pointing fingers or placing blame, fortunately, our president got to work,” said Obama.
The first lady also reminded the crowd of what she says the president has done for veterans, education, and healthcare, especially for women.
“He will always, always fight, so we as women can make our own decisions about our bodies and about our healthcare,” she said.
Another note from her speech was encouraging early voting which starts Monday.
“It could all come down to just a few battle ground states like right here in Wisconsin,” said Michelle Obama.
Racine was not the only stop for the first lady Friday. She was also speaking in Wausau later this afternoon. These events were free and open to the public.