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Michelle Obama speaks in Appleton


Michelle Obama visited Wisconsin Friday afternoon, her second trip here in just four weeks.

The first lady spoke at Lawrence University in Appleton.

"You all seem pretty fired up and ready to go!" she told the crowd as she began her speech in a state that's becoming more and more friendly to her husband. A recent Marquette University poll shows President Barack Obama leads Mitt Romney in Wisconsin 54 to 40 percent.

"Our president has been fighting for us. He has been struggling with us," said Michelle Obama. "Together, slowly but surely, we have been pulling ourselves out of that hole we started in."

But Romney supporters were busy Friday as well. A group called "Women for Mitt" spent the morning knocking doors in Wausau.

"Most people, when we do doors, are very nice, and we just ask them some questions," said Sue Shore, a Town of Maine resident. She says Mitt Romney is the person she wants in the White House for several reasons.

"I feel that Romney's going to be stronger on security on the borders," said Shore. "I know he certainly has a right to life feelings. And he also is very good at economics."

Both sides will continue to battle for Wisconsin's votes. And time is slowly running out as the big day is almost a month away.

President Obama and Mitt Romney will meet for three debates before the election. The first debate takes place Wednesday, October 3.

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