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First Lady Campaigns in Racine

Posted: Friday, October 19, 2012 --- 9:40p.m.

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is campaigning for her husband in Wisconsin, where she's telling supporters the president is a man of integrity who'll do what he says.

Michelle Obama spoke to an enthusiastic crowd of 2,100 people in Racine on Friday. She also planned to meet with voters in Wausau later that afternoon.

Her 35-minute speech mostly offered a positive message of President Barack Obama's accomplishments. She also urged people to vote early.

The first lady told the crowd that teachers and firefighters shouldn't pay higher taxes than millionaires and billionaires. She also defended the auto bailout and said her husband had acted against the advice of those who wanted Detroit to go bankrupt.

A recent Wisconsin poll shows the president and Republican Mitt Romney locked in a virtual tie.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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