Michelle Obama to campaign for Gov. Quinn
CHICAGO -- First lady Michelle Obama is expected to campaign for Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn in Chicago next month.
The White House confirmed Saturday that the first lady will attend a Quinn event on Oct. 7.
Her visit will follow a campaign stop by President Barack Obama scheduled for Thursday. He's expected to be in Chicago for an official event and a fundraiser.
The Obamas' visit to their hometown comes as Quinn works to fend off a challenge from Republican businessman Bruce Rauner.
Quinn, of Chicago, is seeking his second full term. Rauner, of Winnetka, is making his first bid for public office.
They'll face off Nov. 4 in what's expected to be one of the closest governor's races in the U.S.