First Lady in Wisconsin campaigning for Mary Burke
MADISON -- We are just 28 days away from Election Day and candidates are making their final pushes. For the Mary Burke campaign, that means another appearance with First Lady Michelle Obama. This time in Madison. Last Monday, First Lady Michelle Obama appeared at an event in Downtown Milwaukee.
People starting lining up for Tuesday's event around seven in the morning, some waiting in line more than three hours to see the First Lady, and Mary Burke up on stage.
A fired up crowd of Mary Burke supporters welcomed the First Lady with a standing ovation inside Madison's Overture Center, but the real goal of Tuesdays rally was to get people in the polls voting for Burke.
\"I love her because she's doing this for the right reasons. And because she cares so deeply about the people of Wisconsin, I've seen that in the time I've spent with her.\" said First Lady Michelle Obama.
The latest Marquette University Law School poll shows Burke trailing Governor Scott Walker overall, but she's hoping Tuesday's rally will swing momentum her way.
\"Make sure that over the next 28 days that we leave it all out on the field. The future of Wisconsin is at stake, and the eyes of the country are on us.\" Burke said.
The national Democratic and Republican parties have put special attention on the race between Burke and Walker. With Democrats saying Walker isn't running to better Wisconsin, he's setting the stage for a run at the White House.
\"On November 4th lets make Scott Walker a full time candidate for President, and Mary Burke our full time Governor.\" said Congressman Mark Pocan (D-Wisconsin).
With dozens of students lined up behind her, the First Lady said they are one of the main deciding factors of who wins the state's race for Governor.
\"If women, and minorities, and young people show up Mary wins. She wins. If we each find our ten Mary wins.\" said Obama