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Michelle Obama voting early in Chicago on Thursday. Photo gallery

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WASHINGTON-- First Lady Michelle Obama on the political road is asking folks to vote early--and on Thursday will vote early in Chicago, at a location not far from her South Side home, where she spent Wednesday night.

Mrs. Obama--whose father was a Chicago precinct captain-- was in Chicago for fund-raisers for Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias and Rep. Debbie Halvorson, Rep. Bill Foster and Dan Seals.

The Sun-Times photo gallery on Mrs. Obama in Chicago is here.

Chicago Sun-Times political writer Abdon M. Pallasch report on Mrs. Obama in Chicago is here.

My report on Mrs. Obama's kick off day on the campaign trail is here.

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First Lady votes. Why is this news? This is a democrat tradition in Chicago and across the US

Vote early & vote often

WHILE WATCHING THE NEWS THIS MORNING I NOTICE THAT THE FIRST LADY WAS GOING TO BE VOTING EARLY AT THE KING CENTER..SO I JUMP OUT OF BED TO GO AND GET A GLIMPS OF HER...BERFORE I KNEW IT I WAS STANDING THERE TALKING WITH MRS.OBAMA...SHE SAID MAKE SURE THAT I TELL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY GET OUT AND VOTE...AND TO VOTE EARLY..AS WE WERE TAKING A FEW PICTURES TOGETHER..I SAID FOR SURE..WE MUST KEEP YOUR HUSBAND WORK GOING..SHE SMILE AS I REMINDED HER THAT I WANTED ONLY THREE PICTURES IN MY LIFE..YOU...OPRAH...AND NELSON MANDELLA..SHE LAUGH AND SAID...WELL ONE DOWN ANS TWO TO GO....

The truth is, this kind, First Lady has been home only 3 times since her husband has become President, and that crack about voting often and early, just vote once, because some of us don't even do that!

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