First Lady Makes Appeal to Women Voters

LAS VEGAS -- Hundreds of people visited Orr Middle School to hear first lady Michelle Obama encourage the crowds to vote early for her husband.

She didn't attack his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney.

Instead, she focused on President Barack Obama's ability to make tough decisions and asked voters to give him four more years.

"I saw the respect he had for his mother," Obama said. "How proud he was that she was still able to put herself thorough school and do everything to support he and his sister as a single mom."

Michelle Obama also focused on a key voting group: women.

She went further, talking about what she called the president's commitment to the women in his life.

Women in the audience said they were moved by the first lady.

"She cares about everything that he cares about, which is education, health," a supporter said. "Plus, she's a mother."

Mrs. Obama also talked about the president's commitment to reducing student loan debt and making a post high school education possible and affordable for all students.

Many of those who attended Friday's campaign stop met at a flagpole afterward, and moving in a march, followed a band to go across the street to vote early at the Boulevard Mall.


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