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Michelle Obama's Florida, California fund-raising blitz: Leno, Ellen shows

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WASHINGTON--First Lady Michelle Obama hits California next week for campaign fund-raising and guest shots on the Jay Leno and the Ellen DeGeneres shows.

Mrs. Obama's California swing starts Tuesday when she appears on Leno from his Burbank studio to tout the upcoming two-year anniversary next month of her signature "Let's Move" anti-childhoo obesity drive.

From there she heads to a reception in Los Angeles to benefit the re-election campaign.

After a "Let's Move" event in Ingelwood on Wednesday, she guests with Ellen DeGeneres to promote "Let's Move," with the interview broadcast on Feb. 2. Later she headlines another fund-raiser in Los Angeles.

On Thursday, Mrs. Obama heads to battleground Florida as the GOP presidential candidates are camped there in advance of the Jan. 31 primary. There is a CNN GOP debate in Jacksonville on Thursday night and Mrs. Obama may grab some of the free media attention. Mrs. Obama visits GOP strongholds: Tampa for a Latino event connected with her healthy eating drive and then Sarasota and Palm Beach for fund-raisers.

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