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First Lady Michelle Obama Visits Iowa for Braley Campaign Rally

First Lady Michelle Obama believes voting is the most important investment young Iowans can make in their future. Today, she visited the University of Iowa to campaign for Congressman, U.S. Senate candidate, and fellow democrat Bruce Braley.

With just two weeks until Election Day, the First Lady encouraged students to vote early. She says her husband won in 2008 and 2012 thanks to women, minorities, and young people--usually known for low participation.

She says special interest groups can buy campaign ads in Iowa, but not votes, and that Braley shares the same values as young Iowans--like affordable education and job creation. 

Obama says Braley is a leader who will advocate for women's rights and affordable health care.

The visit to Iowa City is one of several campaign stops that First Lady Michelle Obama will make this week, including Minnesota this afternoon and Colorado on Thursday, to campaign for democratic candidates. 

Renata Sago is WMFE's general assignment reporter and occasional Morning Edition anchor. She covers everything from major political campaigns and unemployment to civil rights legislation and the performing arts for WMFE and NPR.
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