Update: Michelle Obama to Speak at Main Street Arena

By: (AP) Email
By: (AP) Email

Update:

Sources tell CBS19 First Lady Michelle Obama will speak Friday afternoon at the Main Street Arena. 1:40 pm is when she is scheduled to begin speaking.

July 16, 2012

First Lady Michelle Obama will pick up where her husband left off in Virginia with campaign stops scheduled in Charlottesville and Fredericksburg on Friday.

Campaign aides confirm that the first lady is making the quick trip into the battleground state where polls show President Barack Obama with a slight lead over Republican nominee-apparent Mitt Romney.

The president barnstormed Virginia last weekend, holding campaign events in Hampton, Virginia Beach, Roanoke, the Richmond suburb of Glen Allen and Clifton in northern Virginia on Friday and Saturday.

Obama is trying for a strategically critical encore of his 2008 Virginia victory and the swing state's 13 electoral votes, the first by a Democratic presidential candidate in the state since Lyndon Johnson in 1964.

Details for Michelle Obama's visit were not finalized Monday.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 162619496 - newsplex.com/a?a=162619496
Gray Television, Inc.