First Lady to Campaign in Iowa for Bruce Braley

Michelle Obama applauds Senate hopeful Michelle Nunn in Georgia. (David Goldman, AP)
Michelle Obama applauds Senate hopeful Michelle Nunn in Georgia. (David Goldman, AP)

Michelle Obama will head to Iowa next month to help Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley’s bid to become a U.S. senator.

The Des Moines Register has an exclusive report about the first lady’s campaign appearance in one of the states that will help determine which party will control the Senate. Braley and Republican Joni Ernst are locked in a tight race to succeed retiring Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin.

Details are still being worked out for Michelle Obama’s event with Braley. But as The Register’s Jason Noble reports, the first lady’s campaign stop in Iowa will matter:

Michelle Obama’s appearances will inject some star power into the Iowa race and perhaps help activate Democratic voters who otherwise wouldn’t turnout for a midterm election.

While her husband, President Barack Obama, has seen approval ratings sag across the country and in Iowa in particular, Michelle Obama maintains well-liked.

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