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First Lady Energizes Wausau Crowd to Vote

We're just 3 weeks away from election day and the stop from the First Lady - Michelle Obama - in Wausau proves just how crucial of a role Wisconsin is going to play in the upcoming election.

The latest Marquette University Poll shows its a dead heat between President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney here in the Badger State. In a nutshell, that was Mrs. Obama's message. She wanted to make it clear that every vote counts and it's your right to have your voice heard.

She also touted her husband's record while he's been in office. Mrs. Obama told fans in the crowd they can tell other potential voters a few things he's done while in office - including creating millions of jobs, made college affordable, and ending the war in Iraq.

Final totals from today's rally - 980 in the UWMC Field House and 600 in an overflow room (Wausau Fire Marshal)

NewsChannel 7 spoke with some of the people who were lucky enough to be in the Field House during the First Lady's speech. Overall, the massive crowd couldn't have been happier.

"She just touched on all the points that were important to us in terms of the values of the democratic party, the values of the Obama administration in terms of the middle class, young people, women, including everybody and getting everybody moving forward," Jeff Wallace of Rhinelander said.

Even the 600 people in the overflow area said the First Lady's speech was well worth the wet wait. Mrs. Obama made an appearance in the overflow location, shaking hands and even handing out a few hugs.


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