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Michelle Obama to stump for Harry Reid


Michelle Obama to stump for Harry Reid

Adam Russett November 1, 2010

First lady Michelle Obama will join Democrat Harry Reid in a rally for the Nevada senator's last push before voters go to the polls tomorrow morning, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Obama is scheduled to appear at a Get Out The Vote rally on Monday morning at Canyon Spring High School in Las Vegas, and is hoping to mobilize Democratic voters, particularly women.

Reid's rally guests during this election season have included President Obama, former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis. The Senate Majority Leader is asking voters to grant him a fifth term.

The Obamas would like to see the long-term senator keep his seat in order to move the President's agenda through a congress that seems likely to be Republican dominated after the election.

Some analysts believe Michelle Obama's presence will give the Democrat one last push to keep his seat amongst disinterested party members. "It's not about persuasion, it is about mobilization. That is what is going to appeal to the three percent of undecided voters. If the negative ads haven't, the personal touch may," Danny Gonzales, a political science professor at Great Basin College in Elko, told the news source.

Senator Reid is currently behind Republican Sharron Angle by around four percentage points according to Rasmussen Reports. He is in danger of becoming the second Senate Democratic leader to lose reelection in last six years, according to The Hill.

President Obama spent the weekend attempting to boost voter morale and mobilization as well. He attended rallies on the East Coast and Midwest including a stop at Cleveland State University where he conceded to the New York Times that Democrats needed to work harder for votes. "These are close races. It's true here, it's true in Ohio, it's true in every state where we're competing. And obviously the other side is enthusiastic. We've got to make sure our side is too," he said. 


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