Michelle Obama Campaigns In New Hampshire

August 2, 2012 12:00 AM
Michelle Obama Campaigns In New Hampshire

" LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama sought to rally her husband’s New Hampshire supporters Thursday by emphasizing President Barack Obama’s working-class background and values and touting the triumphs of his administration.

She also stressed that the only guarantee in the upcoming election is that it would be closer than four years ago.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Bernice Corpuz reports

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“The one new voter you get to register to vote, that can be the one that makes the difference,” she said. “That can be the one that puts the election over the top.”

Michelle Obama was drumming up support for the program she launched last week — “It Takes One” — to encourage supporters to get friends, relatives and neighbors involved in the election. She made nearly identical speeches at a private fundraiser at the Holderness home of Stonyfield Yogurt founder Gary Hirshberg and his wife Meg, and later at a rally at Laconia Middle School attended by nearly 600 supporters.

Among those in attendance at the fundraiser were New Hampshire Democratic congressional candidates Carol Shea-Porter and Ann Kuster and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper "

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