Michelle Obama tells supporters to go out and vote

CREATED Oct. 24, 2012

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RACINE, Wis. (AP) -- Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign has become Let's Vote.

The first lady has a stepped-up campaign schedule packed with stops for her husband in battleground states and big-money fundraisers in New York and other cities.

It's a sign of the tight presidential race and the campaign's belief that the first lady is a valuable asset for President Barack Obama.

With favorability ratings higher than her husband's, Mrs. Obama is seen as a good choice to make the case for a second term.

Her campaign stump speech mixes the personal and political.

Mrs. Obama offers glimpses of White House life and some of the reasons she married the president. She also offers an impassioned defense of his policies and character while urging people to vote and volunteer for the campaign.