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Michelle Obama visits Chicago campaign headquarters: Sidelined by Sandy

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WASHINGTON-- First Lady Michelle Obama, sidelined in Chicago because of Hurricane Sandy, on Tuesday visited the Obama for America headquarters in the Prudential Building and did some phone-banking to get-out-the vote in battleground Wisconsin.

I'm told Mrs. Obama was at the HQ between 12:45 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. and at one point delivered a pep talk to hundreds of campaign staffers. She focused her calls at Wisconsin--where Ann Romney and Paul Ryan both campaigned on Tuesday.

I'm also told Mrs. Obama "thanked staff and volunteers, and wanted "to encourage them to keep up their great work through the homestretch. She also joined volunteers to make a few calls to supporters and learned about the President's early voting advantage in battleground states from senior campaign leadership."

Mrs. Obama spent Sunday and Monday nights in Chicago and will overnight again on Tuesday. She flies back to Washington on Wednesday morning. My post on Mrs. Obama flying to Chicago to get ahead of Hurricane Sandy is HERE.

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