First Lady Michelle Obama Set To Stump For Blumenthal

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First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center - Washingtion, DC - Sep 14, 2010 - Photo: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

First Lady Michelle Obama – Sep 14, 2010 – Photo: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is the latest national political figure to stump for Democratic Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who is in a close race for a Connecticut Senate seat.

Obama is scheduled to appear Monday a fundraising event at the Palace Theater in Stamford.

Her husband, President Barack Obama, as well as former President Bill Clinton, have already come to Connecticut to help Blumenthal raise money and rally supporters. He faces wealthy former wrestling executive Linda McMahon in the race to fill the seat now held by U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd, who is retiring.

The first lady returned to the campaign trail last week for the first time after nearly two years to campaign for various Democratic congressional candidates across the country and to excite the party’s base.

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