TIME 2016 Election

Michelle Obama Hits The Trail For Hillary Clinton

The 2016 Democratic National Convention
Daniel Acker—Bloomberg / Getty Images U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia on July 25, 2016.

She'll focus on "qualifications and demeanor a president needs" at Virginia rally

First Lady Michelle Obama will campaign for Hillary Clinton for the first time Friday.

Set to speak at a rally at George Mason University in Virginia, Obama will urge high voter turnout. “Her focus will be on urging voters in key swing states, especially young people and African Americans, to register to vote, and be sure to cast their vote in November,” Obama’s communications director, Caroline Adler Morales, told CNN. “The first lady’s remarks supporting Secretary Clinton will be focused on the qualifications and demeanor a president needs, the values we hold dear as Americans, and our shared hopes for the future.”

The First Lady gave a very well-received, emotional speech in support of Clinton at the Democratic National Convention in July.

President Barack Obama campaigned for Clinton in Philadelphia earlier this week, using some of his harshest language yet against Republican nominee Donald Trump.


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