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Michelle Obama Visits Albemarle County for Fundraiser

January 11, 2012

First Lady Michelle Obama's stay in Albemarle County was brief. Her motorcade passed by CBS19's cameras outside the home of Carter and Karen Beauford shortly before 5 p.m. and left shortly after 6 p.m.

The First Lady was in town to deliver remarks at a fundraiser to benefit the Obama Victory Fund, a committee that raises funds to support President Barack Obama's re-election campaign as well as the Democratic National Committee.

The site for the fundraiser was the Beauford household on Lonesome Mountain Road, located off of Route 20/Stony Point Road north of Charlottesville in the county. Carter Beauford, a native of Charlottesville, is the drummer and founding member of the Dave Matthews Band.

Tickets for the dinner begin at $1,500 and more than 100 people are expected to attend.

The First Lady's motorcade left Beauford's property at 6:15 p.m. after spending about an hour at the fundraiser.

Earlier in the day, First Lady Obama was in Richmond to announce a commitment by the country’s top medical colleges and universities to create a new generation of doctors, medical schools, and research facilities to ensure that service men and women receive proper medical care.

She also visited wounded warriors and veterans at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center’s Polytrauma Unit prior to the announcement.

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