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8:03 am
Tue May 1, 2012

Michelle Obama To Wrap Up Campaign Swing In NM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — First Lady Michelle Obama will be wrapping up a four-state campaign swing in New Mexico with a fundraiser for her husband's re-election bid.

Mrs. Obama will be greeted by airmen from Kirtland Air Force Base and their families when she arrives in Albuquerque on Tuesday afternoon. She's then scheduled to speak at the private fundraiser.

Among those who will greet the first lady are Tech. Sgt. Jordan Bishopp, his wife and infant daughter.

Bishopp served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He diffused 200 improvised explosive devices during more than 450 combat missions.

Mrs. Obama has taken interest in the welfare of war veterans and their families. She recently marked the anniversary of Joining Forces, an initiative aimed at helping veterans.

The first lady's campaign swing also included stops in Colorado, Arizona and Nevada.

 

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.