OBAMA CAMPAIGN: First Lady Visits Iowa

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The First Lady was back in Iowa Friday rallying support to re-elect her husband.

Michelle Obama’s speech on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls started just before 1:00 p.m.

Thirty-nine days before the election, the First Lady was reminding voters to cast their votes early.

Early voting started Friday on UNI’s campus. Over 100 people went straight over to the Shindlers Education Center to vote after the event. Most of the First Lady’s speech was geared to those students.

Student loans were top of mind for most of them.

Michelle Obama touched on the topic saying they never could have paid for college without financial aid.

“In fact when we were first married our combined monthly student loan bills were actually higher than our mortgage. Believe me when it comes to student debt Barack and I have been there. This is not hypothetical and that’s why Barack fought to double funding for Pell Grants and keep interest rates down,” said Michelle Obama.

She also reminded the students that they benefit from the Health Care Reform Act as most of them can stay on their parents plan until the age of 26.

Michelle Obama said she knows this is going to be a close race. At the end of her speech she reminded the crowd that her husband only won this state by 147,000 votes. That’s only 87 votes per precinct.