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First Lady Energizes Racine Supporters
RACINE -- "It could all come down to just a few battleground states like right here in Wisconsin," said First Lady Michelle Obama to an energized crowd of about 2,500 people at the Racine Civic Center.
Recent polls show the president lost his once commanding lead. Marquette Law School Poll says 49% of voters support the president, 48% support Mitt Romney.
First Lady Michelle Obama knows the next 18 days are crucial to keep her husband in the White House.
"That one voter you registered and persuade, that one volunteer that you recruit, understand that will be the one that puts us over the top. Know that! It will be that margin of difference."
She asks voters to take action and remind each other what she sees in her husband.
"Remind them that Barack Obama knows the American dream because he has lived it! He is fighting everyday so that everyone in this country can have that same opportunity no matter who we are or where we are from or who we love."
"We are really excited and pumped up about giving our president another four years. Lady Obama left us with an amazing message of hope to move this country forward," says Obama supporter, Lawrence Kirby.
Michelle Obama encourages people to get to the polls early. In Wisconsin, in-person absentee voting starts Monday.
"On election day, you don't know what's going to happen. You might be sick. You might wake up and not have a baby-sitter! Your car might break down. It might be raining. Anything could happen!"
She says she is leading by example and already cast her vote.
"I voted early by mail, for Barack Obama!"