First lady continues battleground state campaign swing
June 12th, 2012
03:12 PM ET
2 years ago

First lady continues battleground state campaign swing

Washington (CNN) – First lady Michelle Obama is heading west.

Obama will stump for her husband in Pueblo, Colorado on June 20, a campaign official confirmed to CNN.

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The president is neck-and-neck with Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the battleground state, according to a recent poll.

The latest NBC News/Marist poll indicated that Obama holds a 46 percent to 45 percent advantage over Romney, positioning the opponents in a statistical tie in a state Obama won by 9 points in 2008. The poll was conducted May 22-24.

Colorado will be the fourth battleground state the first lady has visited of late; she campaigned in Cleveland, Ohio in May, and stopped in both Pennsylvania and Virginia last week to rally and meet with campaign volunteers.

She will also attend a fundraising reception for the Obama Victory Fund in Memphis, Tennessee on June 28, according to a campaign official.

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Filed under: 2012 • Colorado • Michelle Obama
soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of FAILURE

    Geez, Obama is even in trouble in Colorado?!! He is in very deep doo doo.

    BTW, is Obama's campaign footing the bill for this campaigning or is this also on the taxpayers dime???

    June 12, 2012 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  2. cali girl

    Go go go Michelle, you rock!

    June 12, 2012 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  3. Woman In California

    BTW, is Obama's campaign footing the bill for this campaigning or is this also on the taxpayers dime???

    The SAME question applies to Willard as I am sick of "footing" his bill while he pretends to care about the American people.

    You're killing them First Lady. Keep up the good work.
    Obama 2012 ALL the way.

    June 12, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  4. PJ/TX

    Bend forward:
    Most likely paid for by the campaign, but I can tell you what is on the taxpayer's dime for sure.
    Those obstructionist House Republicans who have taken 9 week-long vacations this year alone. Boehner
    sent them home this week and Cantor's calendar is filled with time off. Lazy, do-nothings but complain.
    idiots. You fit right in with their agenda. No solutions, just blowing enough hot air to keep all of the
    balloons at the Arizona hot air balloon festival afloat for a very long time.
    You do make my laugh, however.

    June 12, 2012 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  5. Matt

    Woman In California

    BTW, is Obama's campaign footing the bill for this campaigning or is this also on the taxpayers dime???

    The SAME question applies to Willard as I am sick of "footing" his bill while he pretends to care about the American people.

    You're killing them First Lady. Keep up the good work.
    Obama 2012 ALL the way.
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    Well, something we agree on. She's killing us alright, along with her husband who is doing a much better job at killing us and destroying this country. That's why both will be packing very soon and leaving the White House for good.

    June 12, 2012 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  6. ted

    BEND forward – We had to pay for Bush to fly to his ranch 33% of the time he was president and had to get Cheney and all the rest of the stuff down there and back. You probably said nothing the whole time that was going on, right? Sure.

    June 12, 2012 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  7. Nuihc

    It is so entertaining reading the desperation in the leftist's posts. They are already making up excuses for an Obama loss in november. They did learn something from Obama though, blame someone else or it is someone else's fault that Obama lost. "They will steal the election even if Obama wins." Now that is a good one!

    June 12, 2012 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  8. jerry

    oh the American Hater actually campaigning for her husband...they are out of touch aren't they? hahaha

    June 12, 2012 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  9. California Gary

    What a great first lady she turned out to be. It sickens me to remember how she was characterized by the GOP in the 2008 campaign........remember that? Radical and definitely "un-American"..........but she has shown them what "class" really is........I tip my hat to her.

    June 12, 2012 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  10. Va native

    I pray that the good lord protect her and her family all the time, this country is filled with so much HATE.AND THE REASON IS OBVIOUS.

    June 12, 2012 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  11. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    I'm still trying to get over the absolute disgusted shock of Ann Romney wearing expensive jewelry and THOUSAND DOLLAR T-SHIRTS while campaigning in and around a country that is recuperating from an economic Depression.
    Meanwhile the bottom-feeders have forced our Black First Lady to trade in her gorgeous wardrobe for JCrew under the hypocritical claim that it would be "unseemly" and in poor taste for her to dress like every other First Lady has been EXPECTED to dress hitherto because many in our country are still unemployed.

    Evidently the rules are still different for a certain sect of the populace.
    Michelle is a HUGE asset to Barack. She is genuine, intelligent and CONNECTED to Americans everywhere and at all levels and walks of life.
    I couldn't give a rat's patootie (God that wasn't what I wanted to say!) the cost of her forays. Evidently Americans EVERYWHERE here and abroad need to be reminded that our POTUS and FLOTUS are genuine and intelligent people that sincerely care about the people of this country. ALL of the people of this country.
    Obama and MIchelle in 2012. America deserves the best.

    June 12, 2012 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  12. just askin

    ted - BEND forward – We had to pay for Bush to fly to his ranch 33% of the time he was president and had to get Cheney and all the rest of the stuff down there and back. You probably said nothing the whole time that was going on, right? Sure.
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    We're talking about CAMPAIGNING and FUND RAISING on the tax payer dime dolt. Please try and keep up. I know its tough for you liberals that want a trophy just for showing up.

    June 12, 2012 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  13. Steve- Illinois

    Why does anyone care?

    June 12, 2012 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  14. Liz

    Va native

    I pray that the good lord protect her and her family all the time, this country is filled with so much HATE.AND THE REASON IS OBVIOUS
    ******************************************************************************************************************************************
    Really? And what is the obvious reason?

    June 12, 2012 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  15. Luke Brown

    She has turned out to be a great First Lady, and I am really proud of her as an ambassador for our country.

    It makes me sick how the Tea Party Republicans have attacked her character and her patriotism. Unfortunately, Va. Native is absolutely right about the hate in this country and where it comes from.

    June 12, 2012 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  16. Woman In California

    Well, something we agree on. She's killing us alright, along with her husband who is doing a much better job at killing us and destroying this country. That's why both will be packing very soon and leaving the White House for good.

    November will END all of your foolish comments ONCE AND FOR ALL.

    June 12, 2012 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  17. Expat American

    Sadly the First Lady is probably wasting her time in places like Memphis. The toothless blue hues and cross burners far outnumber the dental fortunate and educated in such places.

    June 12, 2012 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  18. Central Park West

    Love her! Michelle is a champion. I love her story and the causes that she represents. I call on all well meaning Americans to support the Military families and providing children with affordable healthy lunch. We need these initiatives that can make a big difference over a generation.

    June 12, 2012 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |