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Michelle Obama campaigns in Iowa City


The First Lady was in Eastern Iowa on Monday to campaign for her husband.

Michelle Obama spoke at the Sheraton in Iowa City.

She shared what she loves about her husband-his character.

"You reach back and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed," said Obama.  "That is how Barack and I, and I know so many of you, were raised."

She says that's what makes him a good man and a good president.

Michelle Obama asked a room filled with hundreds of people to get out and vote-and to make sure others do too.

The First Lady told them to share what her husband has done in office-from ending the war in Iraq to passing healthcare reform.

She said the most important thing people should know about the president is that he believes in the American Dream.

"He has lived it and he is fighting every day, every day, so that everyone in this country can have that same opportunity no matter who we are, or where we're from, or what we look like, or who we love," said Obama.

Mrs. Obama also reminded the audience that every vote counts-especially in Iowa where the president won by less than 150,000 votes in 2008.

The First Lady also said that being back in Iowa City was like coming full circle.

It was right here in Iowa that Barack Obama's 2008 campaign was really launched into the national spotlight.

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