First lady to campaign for Michigan democrats

Date for Michelle Obama's visit not yet released


DETROIT – First lady Michelle Obama is coming to Michigan to campaign for two candidates.

In a statement, the Michigan Democratic Party said Obama would be appearing at a yet-to-be-released date on behalf of and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer and U.S. Senate candidate Gary Peters.

"We are honored to have the first lady come to Michigan and highlight how the future of our middle class is at stake here this November," said Lon Johnson, Michigan Democratic Party Chair. "Mark and Gary have proven track records of fighting for good jobs - from standing up to save the auto rescue to calling for a higher minimum wage - and they are the only candidates Michigan middle class families can trust. The First Lady has been a tremendous advocate for our middle class families and veterans, and we look forward to having her in Michigan."

Schauer is up against incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Snyder. Peters, who is serving in the U.S. House, is running against Republican Terri Lynn Land to replace the retiring Sen. Carl Levin.