“I’m so excited to be in Milwaukee:” First lady Michelle Obama campaigns for Mary Burke

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MILWAUKEE (WITI/AP) — Monday, September 29th was a big day for politics in Wisconsin. Folks lined up in downtown Milwaukee to hear first lady Michelle Obama speak. The first lady was in town campaigning for Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke. She spoke to a huge crowd at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee.

The first lady was campaigning in Milwaukee for Mary Burke, the first woman ever to be nominated by a major party for governor in Wisconsin. Right now, Burke is locked in a tight race with Republican Governor Scott Walker.

"I'm so excited to be in Milwaukee today," Michelle Obama said.

"She cares about people. She doesn't care about politics," Mary Burke said.

In coming to Milwaukee, the first lady inserted herself into one of the nation's most hotly-contested races for governor.

"This is going to be a tight race, and every single vote is going to matter," Mary Burke said.

President Barack Obama's poll numbers are down -- both in Wisconsin and across the country. But the first lady is perhaps the most popular woman in American politics. A CNN poll taken in May shows the first lady with a 61 percent approval rating.

"When folks ask me whether I still believe everything we said about hope and change back in 2008, I tell them that I believe it more strongly than ever before -- because I`ve seen it with my own eyes," Michelle Obama said.

There's hope some of Michelle Obama's popularity transfers to Mary Burke in the governor's race. But the first lady said it will take more than enthusiasm at a rally. It will take people at the polls.

"Thank you for the work you have already done, but I'm going to ask you to leave it all out on the field.  The future of Wisconsin is at stake and the eyes of the country are on us," Burke said.

"I know we can elect Mary Burke as governor of Wisconsin. Thank you so much. God bless," Michelle Obama said.

Mary Burke

Mary Burke

President Barack Obama will be in Wisconsin to campaign for Mary Burke at some point before November 4th.

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10 comments

  • diane

    So I most certainly hope no taxpayer..funds federal state or local were used to transport
    Or provide security for this purely personal political appearance….that is not what the public pays their taxes for…and of so shame on Burke..her campaign and her party

  • LadyC

    Let’s ask Meg Kissinger, (one of the reporters assigned to cover this event), about her feelings on the Burke and Obama. Oh nevermind, just check her comments on Twitter.

    Or you can find her comments at the wisconsin daily independent site: “During the first ladies visit to Milwaukee, Kissinger said “Never seen anything like it in 35 years as a reporter covering dozens of political events. White House and Burke aides telling reporters we were not allowed to talk to the people on the other side of the rope. But that’s what reporters do: we talk to people. In America that’s our job.”

    Why did Burke and Obama try to keep a reporter from talking with the crowd? What are they afraid of? We all know,,let’s just see if one of their supporters can be honest.

    I know,,it’s a longshot.

  • JC

    I must have struck another truth nerve with the FOX moderators. How about one of the so called news stations do a truth in advertising segment and see you is telling the most lies. Oh wait they’ll loose the commercial revenue generated by the 300 ads a day they spewing this garbage. I miss the days where news was supposed to be biased.

  • diane

    And now they report she is coming again..how can we the taxpayers afford this.it is an outrage. Walker should do a commercial on this waist of $$$$

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