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Michelle Obama to visit Chapel Hill next week

Posted October 12, 2012

— First lady Michelle Obama will make a campaign stop in the Triangle next week, the Obama campaign said Thursday.

Michelle Obama will participate in a "grassroots event" in Chapel Hill on Tuesday to drum up support for her husband's re-election bid. The visit comes two days before early voting begins in North Carolina.

North Carolina-based band Delta Rae will perform at the event, which is free and open to the public. Tickets are required due to limited space and will be available at 10 a.m. Saturday on a first-come, first-served basis at Obama campaign offices in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill and at The Pit on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus.

Last month, the first lady visited North Carolina Central University in Durham to build support among college students. In August, she made a campaign stop in Greensboro.

North Carolina is one of handful of battleground states where the Obama and Republican opponent Mitt Romney are spending time and resources and lots of money on advertising. Obama narrowly won North Carolina's electoral votes four years ago.

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  • workinghuman33 Oct 15, 3:39 p.m.

    so you dont like my opinion ok - Ms Obama, whilst you are here, please tell people to stop hating Chick fil a. Your husband has not helped at all with this situation... Sorry my arms are not wide open like BritBrats.. ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT""

    Wow Pots & Kettles. Should she also go take care of the man in Denver that owns Rosa Linda's the restaurant that turned down the offer to host Romney as a campaign stop while in Denver for the Debates? That poor man received death threats, as opposed to Chick-Fil-a who had peaceful, kissing gay demonstrators as well as an outpouring of support from many conservatives. I agree she has much better things to do that worry about Chick-Fil-a who doesn't seem to be suffering much at all.

  • Lamborghini Mercy Oct 15, 3:16 p.m.

    so you dont like my opinion ok - Ms Obama, whilst you are here, please tell people to stop hating Chick fil a. Your husband has not helped at all with this situation... Sorry my arms are not wide open like BritBrats.. ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT

    Child please she has bigger chicken to fry. ~Obama 2012

  • Boycott_WRAL_Advertisers Oct 15, 10:49 a.m.

    Enjoy the celebrity treatment by your ardent smoochers.

  • so you dont like my opinion ok Oct 15, 10:39 a.m.

    Ms Obama, whilst you are here, please tell people to stop hating Chick fil a. Your husband has not helped at all with this situation... Sorry my arms are not wide open like BritBrats.. ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT

  • BritBrat Oct 15, 9:26 a.m.

    Welcome Michelle with OPEN ARMS...Obama 2012!!!

  • Lightfoot3 Oct 15, 8:50 a.m.

    “That's because Laura Bush as well as her husband, President George Bush never took a vacation at taxpayers expense.” - gnewsome1


    The sad thing is that people actually believe something as ridiculous as this statement, and vote based on such things. Of Bush’s almost 500 days at the Camp David retreat, he spent his own money? Of his almost 80 trips back to his Texas ranch, he paid his own way? Did he travel on Amtrak or Greyhound?


    It’s okay for people to be partisan, but that doesn’t mean you have to check your brain at the door.

  • gnewsome1 Oct 12, 7:59 p.m.

    "Bush is the ALL TIME RECORD HOLDER FOR VACATION DAYS WHILE PRESIDENT" Not so and your opinion does not count as fact, even though you might wish otherwise.

  • WooHoo2You Oct 12, 7:59 p.m.

    "don't recall you complaining when First Lady Laura Bush visited NC....WooHoo2You" That's because I didn't complain.- gnewsome1

    I shall laugh myself to sleep tonight no that one!!!

  • gnewsome1 Oct 12, 7:56 p.m.

    "Romney is referred to as "Mr Governor" Hopefully that will soon change to Mr. President and BTW, he is referred to as Governor Romney, not Mr. GOvernor as you erroneously allege.

  • WooHoo2You Oct 12, 7:54 p.m.

    "‘Lower taxes’ and ‘end entitlements’ don’t count as actual plans…WooHoo2You" Neither does higher taxes as proposed by your boy Obama. Entitlements? Obama's entitlements, more aptly named welfare.- gnewsome1

    So welfare is new now and the last president did not give tax refunds to people who did not even pay taxes?

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