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Michelle Obama Attends Rally for Quinn in Chicago



    Michelle Obama: "It's Good to be Home"

    10/7/2014: First Lady Michelle Obama supports Gov. Pat Quinn at a Chicago rally. (Published Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014)

    First lady Michelle Obama spoke at a rally in Chicago Tuesday to help support Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's re-election bid.

    Obama was one of many featured speakers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She encouraged people to get out and vote for Quinn and the other Democratic politicians up for election next month.

    "I know Pat Quinn, and I see how he is out there every day making the tough decisions to lift up our families and to move our state forward, because the city and this state, this is my home," Obama said.

    Obama also attended a $10,000-a-person fundraiser for Quinn earlier in the day.

    The first lady appears in a Quinn television ad released Monday where she notes the Chicago Democrat's efforts to boost Illinois' minimum wage and outreach to veterans

    Obama recently appeared at events for gubernatorial candidates in Maine and Massachusetts. She's also expected in Michigan and Iowa this week.

    Early voting starts in Illinois this month, with some voters able to do so during a grace period this week.

    Last week President Barack Obama campaigned for Quinn and attended a fundraiser.

    Quinn, who's seeking a second full term, is being challenged by Republican businessman Bruce Rauner.