First Lady Michelle Obama next week will embark on a three-day, eight-stop, taxpayer-funded tour of the nation to celebrate the second anniversary of her “Let’s Move” kids weight reduction initiative.
The trip will take her mostly, though not exclusively, to presidential swing states, including stops in Iowa, Arkansas, Texas and four appearances in the crucial battleground state of Florida.
It’s unclear whether she will do any fundraising on the trip, but Michelle has been very active raising money for the Obama campaign, and it wouldn’t be surprising if some money events were thrown in.
At her initial stop on Thursday, Feb. 9 in Des Moines, Iowa, she will be joined by a roster of sports stars, including NASCAR racing champion and member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Carl Edwards, Olympic figure skating champion and Council member Michelle Kwan, Olympic champion gymnast Shawn Johnson, 2011 WNBA MVP Tamika Catchings, and Iowa State University Basketball coach and former NBA player Fred Hoiberg.
During an appearance Friday in Dallas she will join contestants from past seasons of the Bravo series “Top Chef” who will “compete in a healthy cooking competition,” according to the White House.
She will hold two events in Orlando Florida, including her final stop Saturday when she visits ESPN’s Wide World of Sports at the Walt Disney World Resort.