Michelle Obama to campaign for Gov. Quinn

  • Michelle Obama, wife of President Barack Obama will be heading home to Chicago next month to campaign for Gov. Pat Quinn, who is running for re-election against Republican candidate Bruce Rauner.

    Michelle Obama, wife of President Barack Obama will be heading home to Chicago next month to campaign for Gov. Pat Quinn, who is running for re-election against Republican candidate Bruce Rauner. Associated Press FILE PHOTO 2008

 
Associated Press

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.

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