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Michelle Obama to Continue Campaigning in Illinois

FLOTUS is heading to eastern Moline for a pre-Election Day rally for state Democrats.

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    Michelle Obama will fly home to her native Illinois this weekend to campaign for Democrats at a rally in the eastern city of Moline, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    On Saturday, she'll headline an event on behalf of Gov. Pat Quinn, Sen. Dick Durbin and Rep. Cheri Bustos, according to the paper.

    The First Lady, an energetic and popular campaigner, recently began stumping for the vulnerable Quinn, a fellow Chicago Democrat, whose political future hangs in the balance against powerful opposition from Republican investor Bruce Rauner.

    Earlier this month, FLOTUS spoke at a pro-Quinn rally at the University of Illinois at Chicago while appearing in ads for the governor's campaign. Also in October, POTUS urged voters to support Quinn at another rally held at Chicago State University on the city's South Side.

    Both forgot to clean their Hyde Park home before returning to Washington.